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Old Jan 21, 2009, 1:55 pm   #11
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Re: Can you dry leeks?

Soft soil, and I wait until the tail-end of the season. If you wait until just before the leaves start to turn yellow, once you brush away the ground clutter, they just 'bend over' and snap off!
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Old Jan 21, 2009, 2:49 pm   #12
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Re: Can you dry leeks?

Tammy,

I'm a little confused. If you bend them over and then snap them off, don't you just get the leaves and bulbs stay in the ground? I'm missing something or do you just use the leaves to make the powder?

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Old Jan 21, 2009, 2:57 pm   #13
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Re: Can you dry leeks?

She was referring to snapping the bulb off from the tap root. They have a root that goes down forever. LOL

Also I do use a few leaves in my powder. Those little green specks help me to identify which jar of powder I have. Labels? What are those? LOL
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Old Jan 21, 2009, 7:28 pm   #14
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Yeah, what Frank said! Didn't mean to confuse ya, HT! :)

And the leaves make a really tastey addition to a salad...Jeff has all the guys at his shop hooked on salad greens!
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Old Jan 21, 2009, 7:39 pm   #15
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Re: Can you dry leeks?

Thank you Frank and Tammy. Now that I think about it, I don't remember the bearded roots like that of a scallion on the end of what I was thinking was the bulb. I love greens: collards, mustard, kale, chard, dandys, poke and turnip greens as well. My southern roots are showing. I give the ramp tops a shot this next season.

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Old Jan 22, 2009, 8:31 pm   #16
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Re: Can you dry leeks?

I ate some leek leaves. Pretty good. But they are strong tasting. Not really something I would eat alot of. Mixed with other greens would add a good taste I'm sure.
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