Monday, March 5, 2012

I am a huge fan of leeks.

Which is surprising because they are related to onions and me & onions are not friends.  I love making a bowl of potato and leek soup on a chilly day and the other week was one such occasion.

After cutting the ends off, I has some bits with roots left and I wondered what would happen if I stuck the roots in some water.  Would the leek grow and could I just reuse the roots to grow my own leeks?

So I stuck the ends in some water and set them on the window seal, next to my sweet potato that is  sprouting.

After two days this is what I have:

I am excited to say, they are growing. I am out of town and am excited to see how much they have grown when I return! Stay tuned.


  1. Oh my goodness - I, too, am an avid leek fan, but cannot stand onions (I avoid them at all costs!). I never thought to stick the roots in some water. That vivid green color makes me impatient for Spring!

  2. Spring has already reached us! Try putting them in water and let me know how it works for you!