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I am very much a newcomer to gardening in general & growing vegetables in particular. Last year I grew leeks for the first time & they haven't all been eaten yet.

I would like to prepare my bed for this year's planting soon so would like to pull the remainder of these leeks. I would like some advice on whether it is possible to store them for a while longer, and, if so, how & where.



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,697

     Hello Mrs d2 image

    Leeks will keep for a week or two in a cold dark place, but they deteriorate.  I would cook and freeze them in meal-sized portions as leeks with a cheese or white sauce so they can be reheated easily, or even as soup (yum) image

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,053

    Agree - cook and freeze. image

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  • I freeze without cooking they keep and don't lose there colour

  • mrsd2mrsd2 Posts: 3

    Thanks all of you. I'll get on to that this weekend.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    They can be heeled into a spare bit of garden, but remember to finish them up before they develop a hard flower stem in the centre of the leek.
  • mrsd2mrsd2 Posts: 3

    Thanks Welshonion. I had one of those a few weeks ago, just pulled it out of the leek as I wasn't sure what it was.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Not harmful, just not so good to eat.
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