Last week when I harvested the kale, I said I was planning on waiting until after Thanksgiving to harvest the leeks. This is mostly because I don’t have time to clean and freeze them at the moment.
This morning while headed out to check on the chickens, I noticed the ground was rather hard, in fact frozen. We’ve had cool days and clear cold nights for the last week. So I decided I’d better harvest the leeks this afternoon.
It turned out that I could only get the leeks out of the south side of the bed. Those in the north side are frozen in the ground. I covered them with straw to insulate. Either they’ll overwinter, or some balmy day when the ground seems softer, I’ll dig the rest of them up.
See other harvest at Daphne’s.