Leeks are delicious, nutritious and super-cold-hardy.
Leeks are one of the few vegetables you can enjoy year-round. These sturdy ‘American Flag’ leeks look great in the garden, no matter what season it is.
Mulching leeks helps keep the edible parts white, sweet and tender.
Leeks Stewed in Wine with Figs. See "Leeks in the Kitchen" for recipe.
There are enough varieties of leeks that you can grow them in most kinds of weather. In winter, try ‘American Flag,’ ‘Blue Solaise,’ ‘Giant Musselburgh,’ ‘Siegfried,’ and ‘Winter Giant.’
Transplant leek seedlings by early summer.
Quiche with Leeks. See "Leeks in the Kitchen" for recipe.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER