Leeks (Allium ampeloprasum Porrum group) are a vegetable that have been enjoyed a long time, back to 2000BC. The leek is also the national emblem of Wales. Provided you’ve a cool climate garden, it can be grown to maturity over a few cooler months.
Leeks are flavorful, nutritious and easier to digest than their onion cousins. They’re also easy to grow, tolerant of cold weather – and very expensive to buy in the supermarket. What more reason could you need to add a big patch of them to your kitchen garden?