The standard that all gardens need. It is a perennial that slowly clumps to around 25cm wide. The strapping leaves have a mild onion flavour and are perfect with those pink eye potatoes in a potato salad. You can divide the clumps as they grow and pick regularly to thicken the plant.
Sow – August to February.
Spacing – 30cm.
Have been cultivated in Europe since the Middle Ages (from the fifth until the 15th centuries), although their usage dates back 5,000 years. They were sometimes referred to as “rush leeks”.