Musselburgh Leek Seeds
Leeks are a classic winter crop with a long harvesting period that can take you from Autumn right through to Spring. A very hardy plant, you can be harvesting leeks on even the coldest of winter days. Dating back to the 1800s, Musselburgh is a very popular variety with strong growth that produces thick stems.
Number of seeds per pack: 100
- Either indoors or outdoors sow thinly in trays or pots, cover lightly with compost and keep moist. For early indoor sowings provide warmth. Seeds should germinate in 14-21 days.
- As seedlings grow transplant into larger pots. Harden off indoor sowings before transplanting outside.
- Between May and July transplant to final growing positions outdoors. Leave 15cm (6in) spacing between plants and 30cm (12in) between rows.
- To produce white stems earth up leeks as they grow. Mound soil up around the stem to exclude light.
Sow indoors: January - May
Sow outdoors: March - July
Harvest leeks from October through to March. This is an annual that will be ready to harvest within the first year of planting.
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