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#3127150 - 01/16/13 05:46 PM Leeks
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I have been buying these in the store to use in soup and stews. Thinking about trying to grow my own. Anyone do this with Leeks? Was not sure how they grew in Tn's climate.
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#3128204 - 01/17/13 11:21 AM Re: Leeks [Re: GRAMPS]
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Leeks require a very sandy soil....that's why you have to really rinse them before cooking. I believe their grown commercially very similar to rice. I'm not sure, though.
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#3128208 - 01/17/13 11:23 AM Re: Leeks [Re: TAFKAP]
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Apparently, I was wrong.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leek
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#3129147 - 01/18/13 05:59 AM Re: Leeks [Re: GRAMPS]
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 Originally Posted By: GRAMPS
I have been buying these in the store to use in soup and stews. Thinking about trying to grow my own. Anyone do this with Leeks? Was not sure how they grew in Tn's climate.


Ramps are wild leeks. I believe ramps are native to East Tn.
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#3130485 - 01/19/13 08:27 AM Re: Leeks [Re: Hawk]
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Yes sir, ramps are very common in this area. I did not know they were wild leeks. Thanks for the info.
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#3130737 - 01/19/13 12:49 PM Re: Leeks [Re: GRAMPS]
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Here are some we planted a few years ago. Transplanted from blountville,tn to Wilson county.

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#3134581 - 01/22/13 02:16 PM Re: Leeks [Re: trealtree]
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Isn't that the same Bambo patch that the guys on Moonshinners have there wiskey still? LOL
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#3135162 - 01/22/13 07:56 PM Re: Leeks [Re: Homebrewer]
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 Originally Posted By: Homebrewer
Isn't that the same Bambo patch that the guys on Moonshinners have there wiskey still? LOL


No moonshine in that thicket only ginseng and ramps. \:\)
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#3136518 - 01/23/13 07:29 PM Re: Leeks [Re: trealtree]
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I believe that is the same bamboo patch. I thought I saw Cutie Pie in the background. \:D
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