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Leeks
« on: May 05, 2017, 07:02:43 am »
Leeks (some call them Ramps) are up, not very big bulbs yet but there are going to be lots of leeks this year!

Can't wait to can a mess of them!
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Re: Leeks
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2017, 07:58:54 am »
Chuck I love em too, but I have about cleaned my woods out and havent gone lookin for more.
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Re: Leeks
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 08:16:44 am »
I've never had much luck finding them, what kind of conditions do they like?
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Re: Leeks
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2017, 08:53:37 am »
Shady areas, places where run-off from the hills builds up nice black soil!

However, they are also found in sunny areas, but not so much!

PETE:  When your digging leeks, don't clean out the whole patch, leave some for seed!
You guys most likely have lots of them on your hunting property in DeGrasse!
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Re: Leeks
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2017, 12:56:22 pm »
 I've never gone after them,  but there is a guy locally who does. He brought us some ramp butter.   It's great on garlic bread.
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Re: Leeks
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2017, 01:00:44 pm »
I love making potato leek soup!

I never knew you could find them in wild so to speak.

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Re: Leeks
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2017, 07:21:50 pm »
Potato leek soup sheer ambrosia!
Pickled leeks sauteed leeks all great.
Chuck I did leave small patches but they dont seem to be spreading much
Havent dug any since 2011
Just lazier I guess.
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Re: Leeks
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2017, 10:34:38 pm »
I've never gone after them,  but there is a guy locally who does. He brought us some ramp butter.   It's great on garlic bread.
That would be good.
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Re: Leeks
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2017, 03:46:06 pm »
they are about had it here starting to turn yellow  but the bulbs  are huge here never seen them that big before

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Re: Leeks
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2017, 06:05:43 pm »
I like leeks (not to large though) on a bread and butter sandwitch with a little salt!

I also like them in cooking anywhere you'd normally use onions, especially spaghetti sauce!
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Re: Leeks
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2017, 05:36:44 pm »
chuck hows your leeks doing  ares  is just about had it I'm going to get a few more after the go to seed and see how they are after they are canned

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Re: Leeks
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2017, 09:42:04 pm »
I haven't dug any yet, but there are a few just off the edge of the back yard that I'll be checking in the next few days!

If they're good size for canning (about the size of my pointer finger) I'll go to the woods and get some!
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Re: Leeks
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2017, 06:34:14 pm »
I got all kinds of them over by my sugar house, huge patches. We gathered a lot of them last year and dehydrated a bunch. my wife uses them in all kinds of things,omelets ,spaghetti sauce, there really great.
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