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Leeks from the garden

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myname321 Sun 01-May-16 16:28:54

So many wonderful cooking suggestions for the king of the alliums. Didn't read them all, but did someone mention using shredded leeks as a garnish?
Well, their growing season is going to end in the UK in a week or so after the weather finally warms up. Don't pull your garden leeks out of the ground unless you're desperate for the space. Cut them like asparagus, i.e. below ground level just above the roots. Can do this with a trowel (stick?!) to expose one side of the shaft and sever with a sharp knife just above the bulb of the root. If you'd've done this six weeks ago, you'd already be able to cut a new one. Once the remainder go to seed towards mid-Summer, cut them off at ground level. In the autumn, new leeks will delight you for another cooking fiesta.

EastMidsGPs Sun 01-May-16 17:53:29

hmmhmm not sure the EastMids piggies would be capable (or very enthusiastic) about this level of garden work ... mowing the grass in straight lines seems to be beyond them [grim]

SpidersFromMars Sun 01-May-16 18:07:46

Gardening, not pets

myname321 Mon 02-May-16 06:43:06

Sorry guys. Not sure why it's in Pets - I didn't put it there! Should've been in Food. Where are the moderators???

EastMidsGPs Mon 02-May-16 07:51:48

Bet if i went to all the trouble you've outlined my pigs would turn their noses up at home grown leeks. Or shop bought ones for that matter.

AliceMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 04-May-16 12:26:43

Hi folks,

We'll move this across to Food now, OP do get in touch if you have any issues with this.

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