On the Sixth Day of Christmas ..

On the Sixth day of Christmas my allotment gave to me .. Six Leeks a laying.

Leeks are one of the few veggies that I am digging right now. My old reliable crop. Only people who grow their own veggies can understand the wonderful aroma of fresh leeks dug from the ground! This year I placed loo rolls over the stem to blanch just an extra few inches, and it has made all the difference. The leeks are much cleaner and do not have so much soil in between the leaves that makes cleaning them so much easier. Last night I had a big hearty bowl full of cock-a-leekie soup! Winter is not all bad, but I could do with some more daylight please.