Week of October 4, 2017
To get that nice white section at the bottom of your leeks plant them deep and continue to hill them through the growing season. Start with a trench or a hole about 6” deep and plant them 2-6” apart. Leeks send their leaves up exactly opposite one another, so position the plants so the leaves face into the rows. As the leeks grow, you can continue to fill in the trench and hill up to get the sweet and tender white stems. You can harvest your leeks when they are about 2” thick.