Grow Leeks from Kitchen Scraps

Grow Leeks from Kitchen Scraps Leeks, looking like a much larger version of the green onion, are also easy; so easy in fact, that many gardeners find themselves with more than they even need! [Use this same method for little green onions too.] When you bring your leeks home from the grocer or farmers market make sure you cut about an inch above the root line – and save the bottom with root.  Use the rest in the recipe as usual.  Plant the remaining rooted bases when the cut ends have dried a bit and you notice new leaves pushing up from the center.   Plant them in soil or potting mix so that the cut ends protrude slightly form the soil. Do not grow them in water as the water grown plants only last a short time.  Keep soil slightly moist.    

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