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    Thumbup Wild Leeks are up!!!

    well it was my first weekend with the wife back to work, and me taking care of my daughter all weekend, shes 11.5 months old, and it was a bit of a handful, but an awesome weekend overall!! the wifes preggers again, so she had to go back a bit early.

    I posted another report of checking my trailcam Saturday, and I had some pics of some turkeys and deer. she loved watching my dog run around and just loves being outdoors with her dad! http://www.oodmag.com/community/show...tle-huntress!!

    yesterday we got out again for a short walk at a forest I want to shoot some turkeys in, as a backup for my main spots. found a nice area with tons of leeks everywhere. got a nice feed of them, fried them up with mushrooms and onions and added them to our dinner of barbecued sausage and carrots and asparagus.
    to top it off, I found some sign of turkeys, which is a bonus for sure. not sure if ill hunt here, but good to know there are turkeys, and tons of deer sign everywhere!

    when are we going to get a wild edibles section on this forum? there is a lot I still have to learn as a forager, but it really adds a nice activity to do while out exploring or hunting, and so far this past year I have been almost more successful foraging than hunting!! it would be nice to have a central area for these posts.

    good luck out there foraging (and fishing and hunting) and play safe!!






    My name is BOWJ..... and I am a waterfowl addict!

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    also, how do you guys dig up the leek bulbs? I was using a leatherman tool pliers, but it wasn't ideal. do you just carry a garden trowel? I want something to put in my turkey vest!
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    Those leeks are pretty young. They'd be stuck in there pretty good. I've tried everything but what works best is still bare hands. Get your index finger alongside and wiggle them loose. Select the bigger ones if you can and leave the smaller ones for regrowth.

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    I chose these because they were clumped tightly. I just dig up under them and removed the whole bundle and shook off the dirt. Left lots for regrowth. Anytime I've got them I can't for the life of me pull them out by hand without ripping off the bulb.
    So you normally encounter larger bulbs? I only had a few larger bulbs in this pile.
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    Last year I wasn't out to harvest until near the end of May. I take my time and find out the larger ones. By that time they're breaking the surface and you can see the size difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbhunter View Post
    Last year I wasn't out to harvest until near the end of May. I take my time and find out the larger ones. By that time they're breaking the surface and you can see the size difference.
    I see. I'm still new at this, haven't found a reference for when to pick them. Still tasted good!!
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    I checked on our batch at the cottage and they're coming up as well. I'll be waiting a few more weeks until the bulbs get a bit bigger. Love the pickled Leeks....
    This isn't a test run................Enjoy er'.......

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    I haven't had pickled Leeks since my grandparent's died if anyone wants to sell a jar or two PM me

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