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Farm and Feeds > Leek > Large Musselburg
Leaves are a medium green with a nicely elongated stem 20-22.5 cm (8-9″) long and 5-7.5 cm (2-3″) thick. The mild tasting, white stems are absolutely delicious in stews, soups and other dishes. An essential component in European cuisine.
HOW TO GROW
315 seeds/gram Leeks are a long season plant so start seed indoors in February and early March. Sow the seed 7mm (1/4″) deep in a soil-less medium and keep at 20C (68F) during germination and growth. Transplant seedlings outside later in the spring when they are around 20cm (8″) tall. Space the transplants 10-15cm (4-6″) apart in rows 30-45cm (12-18″) apart. Seed can also be sown directly into the garden in April through June.
Days to Emergence: 10
Light: Full Sun
Growth Habit: Sturdy
Height: Tall (> 70 cm)
Frost Tolerance: Frost Hardy
Days to Harvest: 90
Degree of Difficulty: Prior Experience Beneficial
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