Weekend Plantidote 2012-08-25
American flag leek, Musselburgh leek
I should have harvested my leeks, but now that they are blooming the bees can enjoy them.(My contribution to Insectidote) Leeks are easy to grow, but need a very l-o-n-g growing season. (this particular variety is 130 days). A neat trick I learned from Organic Gardening magazine many years ago was to purchase leeks at the grocery store that still had roots intact. If you were very careful cutting off the roots and leaving a bit of leek at the top, you could have them for dinner and plant the other part enjoying the leeks twice! It does work, but these days it's hard to find a store that does not butcher the bottom of the leek.
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