Leek Musselburgh is the most popular variety of leek due to its strong growing habit. Leek Musselburgh is a very winter hardy variety that produces thick stems.
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 time, but they are really worth all that effort. In conclusion leek is not surprising found on almost every vegetable plot.
Nutritional values: Leeks are a good source of vitamins A, C and K (important for helping your blood to clot). They also contain minerals such as iron (which is important for red blood cells) and manganese (involved in the regulation of brain and nerve function).
Pack size: Approximately 250 Seeds
Sowing Indoors: Sow in deep pots or trays to plant out into the vegetable garden when they are large enough. 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.
Sow/Plant outdoors: Sow the seeds thinly in a well prepared seed bed from April to June in shallow drills 2cm deep. 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.
Dropping plants into holes saves the need for earthing up, but white stem can be increased by additional earthing up as the plants grow
Soil type: Indoor growing compost or well cultivated free draining light soils that are humus rich.
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun
Position: Greenhouse and then outdoors as the temperatures warm up. Can be grown in deep tubs and containers.
Harvest: November to February.