It’s probably a stretch to say leeks are lifesavers. But did you know they’re jammed packed full of prebiotics – the carbohydrates needed to feed the probiotic bacteria that helps keep our intestines healthy? Up until not too long ago, I didn’t know this either.
As a national emblem of Wales, the humble leek can be a bit of a dragon in your vege patch! Some people seem to have the knack at taming them, while others are left baffled at the sight of shriveled spring onions where their leeks ought to be.
Do your leeks look like shriveled spring onions? Do their leaves look droopy and dried-up? Are you sick of hearing about your neighbour’s legendary leeks and how hardy and easy to plant they are?
Well, let me tell you a little secret.
For every person harvesting a bumper crop, there is another tearing their hair out over a stunted succession of shriveled leeks. The secret is simple. A little love goes a long way for luscious leeks.