I harvested one of my favourite vegetables yesterday on my first day of two weeks holiday. I am having a staycation! The vegetable is the humble leek. The two I picked where the biggest I have ever grown.
I accidental snapped the root off of the left one, and had to dig down deep to get the entire right plant out. I grew the original leaks from seedlings last year and planted from side shoots that sprung out of the originals grew last year. I took the side shoots, separated them gently, then got a broom handle and pushed a hole in the dirt as deep as the seedling was tall. Then just dropped the seedling into the depression, watered the hole and the dirt filled in. A good sized leek takes about two years to grow in our climate as shows in the picture.
Here is a close up after I washed it.
So what did I do with this marvellous veggie? I made leek and potato soup of course. It was so tasty, and we served it with crusty bread. You can find the recipe in this post titled “Welsh Dinnertime“.
I bet you thought that the title of the post was about weeing in compost or something! Tricked you.