Plan for a really long season of leeks
publication date: Mar 1, 2007
This wonderful tasty, hardy, attractive vegetable is easy to grow, won’t bolt (because it’s a biennial), and will provide an eye-catching change from winter roots at your market booth or CSA. Leeks have a mellow onion-like flavor with no pungency, and come to maturity when bulb onions may be long gone. Unlike onions, leeks will grow independently of day-length, and will stand in the field, at temperatures below what many other vegetables can handle, increasing in size until you choose to harvest them. This flexibility about harvesting date during fall and winter is a boon to growers wanting to provide a somewhat steady supply of produce.
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