Monday, April 12, 2010
Today, I sowed leeks directly into my back yard veggie bed. I used my nifty weeder that my neighbor, Gaynell, gave me for Christmas. It's perfect because it's about 1/2" deep which helps me to measure the depth of the little trenches that I made for sowing the leek seeds.
I sowed a couple of seeds every 6 inches. When the seeds germinate and grow a little, I thin out the leeks until there is about 1 leek every 6 inches. As they mature, I will put little 1/2 toilet paper tube collars around the bottoms of each leek to blanch them so that I will have a larger edible portion of each leek.