Easy to grow, leeks should be in every home garden. Giant
Leeks are extremely cold-tolerant which makes them perfect for late harvests or
for over-wintering. They form a very thick base with little bulbing, making
cleaning easier and offering more weight per plant. Deeply colored blue-green
flags stand upright. Mulch well for overwintering in northern regions.
The practice of hilling up dirt around Leeks to make their white
bases longer is a controversial practice. We find that if you just bury them
deeply to start with, the resulting Leek has plenty of white neck to use. Plus
by doing this we don't keep tossing dirt down the stalks to just wash
Young Leeks are often braised and eaten as a side dish for
dinner. Older fatter Leeks are most often peeled and cooked. They partner
perfectly with potatoes and make an incredible
In Numbers 11:5 the Israelites longed for Leeks as a change from the
sweetish manna they had been eating in the wilderness. "We remember the
fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and
the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic."
Leeks make a delicious addition to our
Biblical Herb Garden.