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Leek Musselburgh - Grower Pack

Description

Musselburgh is the most popular variety for its strong growing habit. It is very winter hardy producing thick stems and is ready from December onwards.

 

Not only is the leek a well known tasty winter vegetable, but its root system has the added advantage of improving heavy soils. Leeks are in the ground for quite a long time and do take a fair amount of work, but they really are worth all that effort; so its not surprising they will be found on almost every vegetable plot.

Leek is the most important and staple ingredient in two of the world famous soups. Scotland's cock-a-leekie and France's crème vichyssoise.

Product Part Number: 12507

Pack Size: 2000 Seeds

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Price (Inc. VAT): £3.55

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When to sow
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
 

WHEN TO SOW

March and April

WHERE TO SOW

Sow the seeds thinly in a well prepared seed bed in shallow drills 2cm deep. Can also be sown earlier in a greenhouse at not less than 15ƒ for exhibition work.

WHAT TO DO NEXT

Thin seedlings as they grow to 4-5cm apart. When the seedlings are about the thickness of a pencil, they should be lifted and transplanted. Make a hole 15cm deep with a rod, trim off the ends of roots and leaves, drop into the hole and fill with water. Do not fill the hole with soil.

MATURITY

November to January/February.

HANDY TIP

Dropping plants into holes saves the need for earthing up, but white stem can be increased by additional earthing up as the plants grow.
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