Here in south central Alaska, our growing season is fairly short. Planting outdoors usually happens around Memorial Day and harvest happens in early September. Frost tends to follow very soon. So planting onions and leeks from seed happens early and indoors. See how easy it is to start your own!
Cock-a-Leekie Soup has comfort food written all over it. Chicken stock, prunes (yes, really!), potatoes, and leeks all come together in this traditional Scottish soup that is just perfect for a chilly fall day. This soup is easy and quick to put together, and makes great use of local end-of-the-season vegetables.
Leeks are wonderful cold hardy plants that grow well from seed and, seriously, this is the easiest seed save ever! Increase your seed bank with a paper bag and a rubber band!
A simple and easy potato leek soup with flavor that is out of this world!
At the end of the gardening season we have several fall veggies that were marred or damaged in the harvest and these need to be used up right away. Here’s a recipe that lets you use all your long-storage veggies (squash and root crops) that you won’t be able to store for very long.