Seed Swaps

Just To Out-Do Myself. . .

11 Sep 2011
Sunny 25°C / 77°F

My latest leek! I could not believe how much of it was underground (and hence delicious and pale!). You can see the indents of my fingers where I pulled it out- only another 10-ish cm below that was showing, unbelievable.

Measuring 1.65m in total (excluding the roots)- and with 60cm of that being pure white or pale green stalky goodness- I am well pleased. Neither I, my boyfriend nor our housemate have ever seen such a long leek before. :D

It’s not quite as wide as the first leek I showed off last month but not at all scrawny.

I decided that there is definitely no ladylike way to hold a leek, and indeed many other veggies too, so from now on I’ll always show my harvests on the round white dinner plates for size comparison.

main photo- whoa! 1.65m.

2- stalk of today’s leek

3- on the sink in similar position to last months leek (photo 4)

5- last months stalk portion.






Folia Helper


Lovely. Astounding even!

Posted on 12 Sep 11 (over 4 years ago)


Folia Helper

United Kingdom8b

Now that is a long leek! what are you going to do with it? x

Posted on 12 Sep 11 (over 4 years ago)

Thanks! I was astounded. I only harvested it to make more room for the centre leeks, I was expecting it to be very mediocre. Yay.

I sliced about 1/4 of the leek just now and fried it up with bacon and garlic, then served it on crusty bread with real butter and mayonaise, and some avocado. I don’t eat pigs – I cooked it as a treat for Farmer_Ben and he said it was delicious. Well, what he actually said was “ummmuhmm m m” which means he loves it so much he can’t stop eating to reply. lol. If I get a long winded reply about nutty textures I know he’s full of s…sugar.

Posted on 12 Sep 11 (over 4 years ago)

Wow, That’s a very impressive Leek, nice work

Posted on 12 Sep 11 (over 4 years ago)

I’ll go with everyone else and say yes, very impressive leek. My original words to myself are not suitable for printing but certainly described my amazement at it.

Posted on 13 Sep 11 (over 4 years ago)

Very impressive! You will have to start entering those giant vegie contests!

Posted on 13 Sep 11 (over 4 years ago)


Posted on 13 Sep 11 (over 4 years ago)

Thanks guys! :D
3 dishes later and I’ve still got a large bit left! I need more leek recipes!

Posted on 14 Sep 11 (over 4 years ago)

Would you like to add a comment? Sign up for a free account, or log in if you're already a member.