Friday, March 23, 2012

Leeks this year

Here's how I'll grow leeks. I've excavated a garden bed about ten inches deep, primed it with gypsum and superphosphate, and as the seedlings grow upwards I'll raise the soil level. Nice white stems and leeks are often $2 each in the shops, so they're a useful crop.

But they do take up to sixteen weeks to mature. Still, veggies are scarce in mid winter and leeks make great winter cookups.

Seedlings already raised are about 60c to 80c each, but with a little patience it looks like I might get 30 or 40 seedlings for about $3.00 - the price of a packet of seeds.

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