Leeksickles, complete with wormy roots
Leeks are known as the Poor Man’s Asparagus. Considering asparagus grows along the roadsides of my corner of the world, even poor men can have asparagus. But leeks? I tried nearly in vain to find organic leeks when we first moved here, and when I did find them, they were $8 a pound. As far as I was concerned, leeks were the Rich Man’s Onions.
Luckily, and unlike onions, I seem to have the knack of growing leeks. At this time of the year, I only need to find my garden fork, go into the frozen garden, and dig up some frozen leeks. With a bit of work, and a bit of patience, I am well rewarded. I even feel rich.