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.
Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum