|Leek seeds started on 1/12/2012|
|Eleven day old leek sprouts|
|Leek harvested 5/5/2011|
This leek was actually a volunteer last year, and the one and only leek I had. This coming spring I will probably harvest a dozen that are now in the garden. They are one of the most cold hardy crops, and will overwinter successfully even without protection. So what I am starting now are intended mostly for January of 2013 or next spring. I cleaned up the leek from above:
and enjoyed his company immensely. Had I transplanted the leek to a deeper hole last summer or fall, that nice white part would be maybe eight inches long. So now, I am thinking about the leek and potato soup that I woulda, coulda, and shoulda made last spring!