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    Leeks Growing Quick Tips

    Leeks Under Snow

    Leeks grow best in the cool time of the year. Here are tips to grow leeks. Sowing Leeks Start leeks indoors up to 12 weeks before the last spring frost. Sow seeds indoors in a warm, well-lighted location—in a bright window or under grow lights. Sow seeds ⅛” (3 mm) deep in the seed starting […] More

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    Growing Leeks Year-Round in Tubes

    Leeks growing in tubes

    Leeks are nearly a year-round garden grower. Start leeks indoors in winter for planting out in very early spring for an early summer harvest. Set out leeks transplants in late summer for a fall and all-winter harvest. Leeks are a cool-season crop and produce best if the days remain below 75°F. Sow leek seeds indoors […] More

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    Planting Leeks and Shallots Autumn and Spring

    Shallots green in garden

    Leeks and shallots are easy to grow. They are the subtle, refined-flavor alternatives to bulb onions and garlic. In mild winter regions, plant leeks and shallots in late autumn or winter. In cool–but not cold–winter regions plant leeks and shallots in late summer and autumn for spring harvest. Plant them again in spring for fall […] More

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    Potato-Leek Soup Simply Made

    Potato and leek soup

    PrintPotato-Leek SoupAuthor Steve Albert Potato-leek soup is simply made with potatoes and leeks from the garden. You can leave the skins on the potatoes if you like. Ingredients3 parts finely sliced potatoes; use boiling or Yellow Finn potatoes, scrubbed well.2 parts sliced leeks (or onions); use only the white parts.Milk or creamSeasoningsOil or butterInstructionsSauté the […] More

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    How to Harvest and Store Leeks

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    Harvest leeks when they are big enough to use. Most leeks mature 100 to 120 days after sowing seed, but a few varieties mature in as few as 60 days. Some varieties mature at ½ to ¾ inches in diameter; others can grow to 1 inch (2.5 cm) or more in diameter. When to Harvest […] More

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    Six Ways to Cook and Serve Leeks

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    Leeks can be steamed, braised, grilled, and poached. You can also make leek au gratin and leek-potato soup. The flavor and fragrance of leeks are more subtle, more delicate and sweeter than onions How to Choose Leeks Select leeks that are straight, firm and intact with crisp, upright, brightly colored leaves and that have unblemished […] More