|Me planting leeks with a metal tube on a showery Saturday afternoon. I use the tube/dibber to make a six inch hole and drop in the leek. Then I usually water the soil around the leek. There is never any need to fill in the planting hole yourself and it leaves you with a decent sized white sock on the leek.|
|Me looking at the 100 or so leeks that we grew from seed in the poly tunnel. I am going to mulch the area behind me and the polytunnel with flattened cardboard boxes. This will be a winter plot. |
Leeks are said to have originated in Egypt. The Welsh claim they came from Wales and the Irish claim that St Patrick changed rushes into leeks to cure a dying lady. I wonder which vegetables originated from England? We seem to have developed a very cosmopolitan variety of vegetables over the centuries. Sir Walter Raleigh brought us the humble potato and tobacco. How do you plant and cultivate your leeks?