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What is the best way to harvest and store leeks as i have got a few to pull up and not sure on how to store them.

Nikki

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,455

    Ours stay in the ground until we need them. They do not store except as a frozen veg.  Blanch lightly and freeze.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 15,005

    Mine stay in the ground too, until spring - that's if we haven't eaten them all by then. Any left then I freeze.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 7,449

    Hello , I leave mine in the ground at the allotment until I dig them up , never had a problem in winter so far 

    Will start harvesting them next week image

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    One year I was so smug because I had loads in the ground.  Their price in the shops went up because of the cold weather.  Then I discovered I couldn't dig my leeks out of the ground because they were frozen in !!

    Moral of the story?  Before really severe weather, dig a few leeks and store them somewhere slightly warmer.

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