Leek Musselburgh | Tray of 20 Plug Plants
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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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Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  20 Plug Plants
Eventual Height:  30-45cm (12-18")
Eventual Spread:  30cm (12")
Position:  Sun or Partial Shade
Harvesting Period:  August to March
Spacing:  15-20cm ( 6-8")
Botanical name:  Allium porrum

Free UK delivery on all orders over £50!

For all orders under £50 in value we make a one off P&P charge of £4.95 per order.

Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 1st Class, larger orders via Parcelforce 24.

We are the only online plug plants supplier to offer a choice of a specific dispatch week for your order. When placing your order, use the drop down box above to select your required dispatch week. You can also alter dispatch weeks in the shopping basket.

All our plug plants are shipped in specially designed packaging to keep the root system in place and the foliage protected in transit.

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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.

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.
Average Rating (12 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
Extremely healthy plug plants
Friday, 9 July 2021  | 

I received extremely healthy leek Musselburgh plug plants and there were definitely more than 20! Awesome! They all survived being potted on and kept in greenhouse till they were big enough to be planted out. They are now thriving in 2 big planters and Iím looking forward to harvest time, as Iím growing my own potatoes and onions so hope to make leek and potato soup with my own grown produce.
Thank you TeamBrookside for allowing me to do this!


Rating:  
Generous quantity of healthy plug plants
Thursday, 20 May 2021  | 

I received more plants than I'd expected because most compartments contained more than one plant as they were growing close together. All were healthy but a little smaller than I would have preferred. It's too early to say how well they are doing, but I am reasonably confident that they will be fine.


Rating:  
Healthy plug plants
Wednesday, 5 May 2021  | 

Arrived well packed and healthy


Rating:  
Leeks Sorted
Thursday, 29 April 2021  | 

Beautiful, healthy plug plants arrived just before their due date. Now planted out under glass and thriving.


Rating:  
great buy again
Wednesday, 28 April 2021  | 

not disappointed another great buy from Brookside Nursery leeks are very healthy plants


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Leeks
Monday, 12 April 2021  | 

Received my leeks in the post. All came wrapped really well. Still getting stronger every day. Would highly recommend buying from here. Thank you


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Very happy
Monday, 5 April 2021  | 

Very happy with the service and the condition of all the plants I received. First class service.


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Strong and Healthy Leeks
Wednesday, 17 June 2020  | 

Arrived the next day, well packaged and now potted on can't wait to taste them!


Rating:  
Good quality leeks
Wednesday, 29 April 2020  | 

Well packaged. Small plants but healthy and far more than the 20! They're doing well in my greenhouse. They have a bit to grow before I can consider planting out. I think they will provide me with a good crop this Winter.


Rating:  
Great Plants
Monday, 27 April 2020  | 

I usually buy leek plants locally but this year because of the present epidemic I decided to try these plug plants. I could not have made a better choice. Really healthy plants, well packed and delivered when advised. Will deal again.


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