I’ve never grown leeks before last year. I planted them in the Spring meaning to eat well in Fall, but when I got sick over the summer they got abandoned like the rest of the garden. So there they sat, in one of the well-manured beds, until I remembered them a week ago and went to harvest the last of them.

And just look at these monsters. Turns out an extra mild winter’s worth of growing time was just what they needed.

The leek on the bottom is the size of a regular store-bought leek. The other two… the other two were biiiiiiiig.

I made a roast-potato/leek soup, and saved the greens in a freezer bag to make stock with later.

Man, I love leeks. I wish I’d sprouted some this Spring too, but I thought I’d be so busy with the baby that I wouldn’t have any time for the garden. I bought a bunch of wildflower seeds and didn’t start any veggies at all.

3 Responses to “Leftovers”

  1. Erin Says:

    I started my broccoli outdoors from seed, I will probably have to thin them (they are still really small now), if you want some.

  2. Diana Guillermo Says:

    Oh, that sounds nice! And you’re welcome to come get strawberries when you’re free…

  3. Amber Says:


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