Wild Gourd Farm

Organic Gardening in St. Louis City

Winter Leek Harvest


We’re still harvesting leeks that we planted last summer. It’s supposed to snow tomorrow so we pulled these up. We’ll keep warm with some hearty potato leek soup!

Edit: Figured we’d share the end result!


We wanted to incorporate some broccoli shoots from the garden, so we decided to try this recipe. It came out thin, but kept it that way instead of thickening it.  Overall a very earthy and delicious soup, perfect for a snow day.

broccoli potato leek soup


3 responses to “Winter Leek Harvest

  1. lostartofsimpleliving February 14, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Yum! I am going to try to plant leeks this year. Any pearls of wisdom?

  2. We Will Work for Food February 14, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Good news, we have found leeks to be hardy and easy to grow. Will you be starting from seed or slips? We only have experience starting from seed indoors under grow lights. Once they are transplanted into the garden and established well, we mulched up the stem of each leek so they could develop large white bottoms. Good luck and we will be growing them again this year as well.

  3. lostartofsimpleliving February 14, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I bought seeds, and plan to start them indoors as well. I’m so anxious to get started! Thanks for the advice!

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