Lifting leeks anda seeing to strawberries
The pace of winter crop harvesting is growing and at last I can lift my first leek. These versatile vegetables add a great deal of flavour to my wife’s dishes. A few have decided to send up seed heads and render them useless. However, most have grown well in their plastic tubes and will have long, white shanks. Carefully lift from the soil using a fork, then slide the tube off the leek. If the tube’s difficult to remove dip the whole lot into a water bu and this will lubricate the leek to slide easily from the tube. You’ll have a long white, straight leek for the pot. My new strawberry bed has established itself well and the plants look in great shape. Before the worst of the weather sets in I clean out all the new weed seedlings that have germinated among them and loosen the soil. To finish, I mulch in between them with mushroom compost to beef up the soil and give further protection to the roots. I’m already dreaming of all those luscious red berries early next summer!
Mulching my strawberries