Growing Leeks

Leeks have an unfair reputation for being complicated to grow. These delicious, mild-tasting, non-bulbing onion relatives are in fact easy to start from seed and, with some simple techniques, produce long, white stalks that taste great in traditional leek and potato soup, braised in wine, or chopped in casseroles and risottos. About leeks Leek cultivars fall … Continue reading Growing Leeks

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Grow Your Own Patchouli Plant

Family:  Lamiaceae Hardiness:  Protect from frost Tropical perennial native to Asia.  May be grown in the temperate zone in pots, brought indoors for the winter.  Plant prefers full to part shade, moist, rich soils, humidity. The plant thrives under good care but fades fast with neglect--it needs watering almost daily, has zero tolerance for frost … Continue reading Grow Your Own Patchouli Plant