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Planning the veg raised beds and I wonder if anyone can recommend a variety of leek that doesn't go to seed quickly. I've used Musselburgh but they all go to seed in the summer months.



I afraid I'm not much help but I would imagine that your leeks running to seed is just the result of a dry summer. Musselburgh is an old reliable variety. Perhaps look for a modern variety which has some resistance to rust. The other problem down south is the emergence of the dreaded leek moth.

20 Jan, 2019


I thought Musselborough was intended to be overwintered. I have always sown it in Spring an often planted it out in the ground vacated by early potatoes. Harvested it around Feb - March and it has only gone to seed it I left one or two in the ground too long in late Spring. Planted out so late it is unlikely to go to seed.
Agree with Jimmy, if you want a summer variety look for a different one.

20 Jan, 2019

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