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Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
« on: October 26, 2015, 02:24:11 pm »
Had a bit of a rubbish year with my veggies. My tomatoes were Ok at best, Mr Cabbage White enjoyed my cabbages, the labrador ate my whole pea crop (and raspberries!), potatoes were unimpressive etc etc.
The only thing that has done really well has been the leeks, but some of these have now bolted   :rant:
What should I do? Should I pull them all up? If so, can I freeze them?
Are the ones which have bolted still edible?
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Carse Goodlifers

  • Joined Oct 2013
  • Perthshire
Re: Leeks
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2015, 09:55:04 pm »
I'd pull out the flowering stalk from the middle and just leave them be - that's what I do and they're fine.


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Re: Leeks
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 06:59:46 am »
if you leave the bolted ones in.. at the later part of next summer they will flower into great big six foot high with a ball of flowers about a foot wide... they are gorgeous.. but still smell like leeks...
if you can spare the space for them to chill out there do so just for the view.

Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Leeks
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2015, 08:19:50 am »
Thanks guys. I will pull the flowering stalk out of some and leave the rest for flowers next year :-)
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  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Leeks
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2015, 11:22:38 pm »
You can blanch and freeze the ones that are starting to issue stalks .
When I did ours I  cut the root off and then sliced the stem top to bottom to remove the woody bit , then  chopped ,  blanched , ice chilled , drained & froze the rest in family sized amounts in the open bags , then vac packed & heat sealed the the bags once they were frozen as it prevents the sealer sucking up free unfrozen water.   
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  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Middle ish of France
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Re: Leeks
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2016, 06:12:14 pm »
Make a bucket of leek and potatoe soup. This will clear the ground and fill the freezer :innocent:
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Re: Leeks
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2016, 09:32:32 pm »
Cock-a-leekie soup is lovely to freeze as well :)
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