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Showing Off My First Homegrown Leek!

27 Aug 2011
Cloudy 22°C / 72°F

….been waiting long enough!….

taste report to follow soon! Chicken and Leek pie on the menu tonight!


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Wow – what a fine specimen. Leeks are such a wonderful vegie to grow – very satisfying – enjoy your pie!

Posted on 28 Aug 11 (about 4 years ago)
Tralamander

Tralamander

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Jealous! <3

Posted on 28 Aug 11 (about 4 years ago)

Awesome! Chicken and leek pie is just so good. We havent had that in ages!

Posted on 28 Aug 11 (about 4 years ago)

Hmm.. pie! It was fantastic! The leek was soft and succulent and had just the right amount of oniony taste. :D
Happy days. I added a pic of the potato and cheese topped chicken and leek pie – I wish I could attach a taste for you!
Yay for gardens.
Thanks guys!

Posted on 28 Aug 11 (about 4 years ago)

Yum! Looks like a great leek too!

Posted on 28 Aug 11 (about 4 years ago)

OMG that looks so good! nom nom (^.^)

Posted on 28 Aug 11 (about 4 years ago)

Well done MM! That pie certainly does look delicious.

Posted on 29 Aug 11 (about 4 years ago)

Thanks guys. I love cooking with produce from my garden. It negates my ’don’t take photos of food’ rule. :)

Posted on 30 Aug 11 (almost 4 years ago)

Let me know when you have mastered “attaching taste” to journals. I will be first in line to try your leek and chicken pie.

Posted on 30 Aug 11 (almost 4 years ago)

MM the leek and pie are BOTH gorgeous! I also noticed how clean yours was on the cutting board. As well as the superior flavour and texture of homegrown leeks, we can take more pains with them and avoid trapping so much grit.

How many more do you have coming on?

Posted on 30 Aug 11 (almost 4 years ago)

mcav0y, in my lifetime I believe!
Thanks Lilly, yes I definitely did notice an absence of dirt. There was only soil on the outside and a little bit of straw mulch between the green leaves from when I topped it up. Inside it was spotless. I could throw whole slices in the pan as they were. Never thought about that benefit before. Now I’ll definitely get onto sowing next years crop. There’s another 15-20 coming along. A few are a little close to each other and are skinny. I’m hoping as I eat them and clear space they will catch up and still be tasty. Most of them are looking decent though. :)

Posted on 31 Aug 11 (almost 4 years ago)

Wow! Gorgeous! Did it really take 433 days to harvest? That would explain why mine are just the size of a scallion after growing since May.

Posted on 31 Aug 11 (almost 4 years ago)

Yep S&W, they take 14-18 months (I’ve heard up to 24 in some places). I didn’t realise that when I planted them either. Worth it though! Make sure you keep topping up the mulch to keep as much of the stem underground as you can (within reason lol) to keep it white and soft. :)

Posted on 01 Sep 11 (almost 4 years ago)

I’m so hungry now… :)

Posted on 01 Sep 11 (almost 4 years ago)

lovely leek. I had no idea how long they took. Now i know why they are expensive.

Posted on 01 Sep 11 (almost 4 years ago)

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