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Leek is the staple and most important ingredient in two world famous soups. Scotland's cock-a-leekie and France's crème vichyssoise.
Musselburgh is the most popular variety for its strong growing habit. It is very winter hardy producing thick stems and will be ready from November onwards.
Product Part Number: 12506
When to sow
When to Sow Musselburgh Leek Seeds
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.
November to January/February.
Dropping plants into holes saves the need for earthing up, but white stem can be increased by additional earthing up as the plants grow.