I planted some leeks to be harvested through the winter. I borrowed my neighbour’s long steel rod for making deep holes. As he put it, ‘the bigger the hole the longer the white bit of the leek’. It was very heavy though so my tiny girl-arms couldn’t make holes as big as the ones he made (oh well, my life is richer in other ways…). I snipped off half of the roots and an inch off the tops and dropped them in, filled the hole with water and sat back to admire. Apparently, snipping off the ends will stop the leek growing huge and tough.