Leek Musselburgh | Tray of 20 Plug Plants

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  • Supplied as: Tray of 20 Plug Plants
  • Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Suitable for Hanging Baskets? No
  • Suitable for Patio Containers? No
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  • Supplied as: Tray of 20 Plug Plants
  • Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Suitable for Hanging Baskets? No
  • Suitable for Patio Containers? No
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Leek Musselburgh | Tray of 20 Plug Plants
Leek Musselburgh | Tray of 20 Plug Plants

Leek Musselburgh is a popular mid-season leek that is very hardy and produces thick, short stems packed full of flavour. Use as a hot vegetable in stews and soups. Our plug plants will be ready for pulling from mid/late September from a May planting.

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Product Code 310073
Brand Brookside Nursery
Country of Origin GB
Supplied as Tray of 20 Plug Plants
Suitable for Hanging Baskets? No
Suitable for Patio Containers? No
Scented? No
RHS Plants for Pollinators No
Botanical name Allium porrum
Planting Position Full Sun to Partial Shade
Eventual Height 30-45cm (12-18")
Eventual Spread 30cm (12")
RHS Award of Garden Merit No
Harvesting Period August to March
Spacing 15-20cm ( 6-8")
Hardy Perennial No
Attractive to bees & butterflies No
FSC Certified? No

Size guide - Tray of 20 Plug Plants 

Securely rooted, strong plants in mini-plugs of compost. Will need to be transplanted and grown for a short while before planting out ready to flower. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 3cm deep x 2cm square. Foliage height 1.5cm-5cm (depending on variety). Full growing instructions are provided.

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Leek Musselburgh -  There is nothing like pulling up your own home-grown leeks from the vegetable patch in the middle of winter- they taste wonderful.   Leeks need a long growing season but can be harvested from autumn to late winter.  They grow well in a deep container too, so if space is short you can still grow and harvest your own leeks.

  • Our leek plug plants will benefit from being grown on in cell plant trays until they are pencil thickness.  Harden off before planting out and if frost is forecast protect under a cloche or cover, but remove this during the day.
  • Make sure the ground is well prepared incorporating some well-rotted organic matter and the earth is raked to a fine texture with no stones that could impede growth.
  • Make a deep hole with a dibber (or a thick stick) about 15cms deep and 5cms wide. Drop in one plant per hole, trying not to damage the delicate leaves.
  • You don’t need to backfill with soil, just water in to settle the soil around the roots. Plant in rows approx. 30cms apart.
  • Water during the summer if the weather is dry and weed regularly around the leeks.
  • By ‘earthing up’ or piling soil around the stems as the plants grow will ensure that the whites of the stems will stay blanched.
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