Welcome to my website which is about growing organic vegetable sustainably. My Garden Ecobeds use very little water and only homemade compost to maintain strong growth, and they produce lots of healthy nutritious organic food all year round. You can find out more about them on my page at http://jashxxxxxx.blogspot.com.au/p/wicking-beds-plus.html..............................................John Ashworth 27th November 2017.
Latest Update 27th August 2017.
leaves make a fine addition to soups and
casseroles etc, and I like nicely blanched leek stems steamed with a little
seasoning as an accompaniment to fish dishes.
Leeks are best cooked as soon as they are harvested. They are slow growing and can be harvested as required over a few weeks.
They are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre.
Check out my blogpage
which explains how I maintain productivity in my Ecobeds. It describes
how soil is prepared prior to planting, the importance of rainwater in
Ecobeds, how to regulate the sun's intensity and how to feed plants
through their leaves.
Check out my blogpage which tells you when to sow seeds.
Multi-sow 24 leek seeds in clusters of 4 seeds in a 30 cell seed tray in an EcoPropagator. When the 6 clusters are established but still small, plant them out in the prepared bed .
Water them in with dilute seaweed extract in rainwater (suppliers dilution rate).
Harvest and Storage
Harvest leeks when they are big enough to use in the kitchen and use them while they are still fresh.
Twist the largest leeks from the clusters when harvesting, and continue this way until they are finished.
Twisting them leaves most of their roots in the soil so the remaining leeks are not disturbed too much.
Organic Pest Control.
like most vegetables, are vulnerable to attack from certain pests in my
garden. My blog on "Controlling Garden Pests" explains a
little about these pests and what to do to protect plants from them. For details click on the appropriate link below.