|Small leeks, 5-6-11, seeded in 2010|
From this unintended yet repeated experiment, we can conclude that leeks are tough little beasties. And probably should be entitled to a better fate. Yesterday I had finally gotten around to wanting to plant some beans that I had started on the porch. But there was a leek in the way. A solitary leek that had self sprouted from some other leek attempt in the past. Certainly couldn't be a big problem. Wrong!
This was no ordinary leek. This was a leek that had something to prove. Leek and potato soup? This was a leek who wanted to prove he could be THE LEEK in leek and potato soup. No support cast necessary or desired.
|Monster leek, 5-5-11|
|Leek excavated, 5-5-11|
After his removal from the garden by shovel and brute force, the bed was now ready for the planting of beans. But the leek will be fondly remembered.
|Leek on kitchen table, 5-6-11|
You had better believe I asked for permission to film Mr. Leek on the kitchen table. Permission was granted. Ain't he a beauty? This next shot shows the new crop of leek seedlings ready to be planted. I already told you about the routine. But seeing the results, this year I intend to get these babies in the ground. Oh what a harvest to anticipate next year.
|Replacements ready, 5-6-11|
So now for the scrumptious part. Anybody have a great recipe for Single Leek and Potato Soup?
|Ready, willing, and able, 5-6-11|