Growing Leeks - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Leeks
Cost Saving- Although leeks look like a larger version of green onions, they tend to have a hefty price tag at the grocery store.
- Medicinal- Leeks can help loosen phlegm and help with throat disorders. Related to garlic and onions, leeks contain some of the same anti-cancer compounds
- Nutritional Profile - Leeks contain calcium, magnesium, copper and manganese.
Use in: Soups, stews, grilled, braised.
Harvest in late summer or early fall before frost. The shafts should be 11⁄2 inches-2 inches in diameter. Mulch with straw if frost threatens.
Storing the entire unwashed leeks in the fridge with the plastic bag can keep this ingredient for up to 2 weeks. Otherwise, you can freeze and preserve them for up to 3 months.
Bush bean, beet, carrot, celery, garlic, onion, parsley, tomato.