Market Pack - 4 Plants
Leeks are members of the onion family. The delicate flavor of this vegetable is commonly used in soups and gourmet specialty dishes. They can be used in place of onions in many recipes. Leeks grow like a scallion with long, white shafts that have a dark blue/green upright leaves. Leeks are traditionally blanched to increase the tender light green portion of the edible stem. To blanch hill dry soil around the stem, as the leek grows hill more soil around the stem. Some people use collars made from newspaper to protect the stem from the soil to keep it cleaner.