We've had a bumper season last winter. Instead of ripping the leeks out of the ground every time I needed some in the kitchen, I cut them close to soil level. That meant, they started growing again and we could harvest leeks a second time.
A few of the leeks were left in the ground and they could go to seed. They look attractive and are great insect magnets. When I finally tidied up that bed a few weeks ago, I noticed little shoots coming out from the base.
So, here they are now, a few weeks later and with some rain:
I love leeks! Sweet, tender and extremely versatile. :)