Every year I let a number of leeks go to seed in my garden. I love their shape. The tall stems and oniony scent create a natural fence that deters the bunnies from nibbling, and the purple blooms attract beneficial bugs.
In the past the kids and I have drawn happy faces and made little red gnome hats for them. One year we painted them black to look like crows, with yellow beak tips and eyes. This year I have a bumper crop of the bobbles…and extra hungry bunnies.
So, I’ve created a leek squad to guard my lettuce and tomatoes. Fingers crossed.