Category: Leeks

April is for alliums

April is for alliums. Alliums, whether planted in the fall or in late March and early April, are the best promise in the vegetable garden that spring will get itself established one of these days, that frost cannot defeat vegetables, that things are good… Continue Reading “April is for alliums”

Vegetable garden in July

Vegetable garden in July. The vegetables are growing by leaps and bounds. Some harvesting is going on. Spring lettuce is tasty. Bunching onions have been harvested and are keeping well in the fridge ready for both salads and sautéing. The first carrots have been… Continue Reading “Vegetable garden in July”

Leek harvest

Leeks (Allium porrum). Leek harvest. Leeks were harvested on July 21 and 22. Above are photos taken of the 2 leek raised beds on July 14. On left is the larger bed at the sunny end of the vegetable garden. On right is the… Continue Reading “Leek harvest”

Vegetable garden in June

Vegetable garden in June. It’s time for a June accounting of the vegetable garden, seen above in a photo taken June 6. The tomatoes, planted out between May 19 and May 23, were covered with bed covers for a week or so. I took… Continue Reading “Vegetable garden in June”

May work

May work. I don’t have time to write posts. I have garden work to do. The weeds are growing so fast that I can’t keep up with them. The area we mow and call a lawn is due to be mowed yet again. The… Continue Reading “May work”

April blooms

April blooms. Here it is the last week of April. What a difference a month makes. As I wrote in the post March changes, I was in despair at the end of March thinking that the freezing temps and snow would never go away. Although… Continue Reading “April blooms”

Planting leeks

Leeks (Allium porrum). The King Richard leek plants arrived with some onion plants on April 2–still the last week of March, according to the calendar. Approximately 50 plants planted on April 3. Please see the post Planting onions for a blow-by-blow account, including photos, of… Continue Reading “Planting leeks”


Leeks (Allium porrum). The word porridge derives from the Latin porrum. So, when leeks are available, think soup. More about this soup later. Last summer, probably in August, I realized that some of my leeks were developing a hard flower stalk in the center, so… Continue Reading “Leeks”