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A problem in our Dorset garden this time. Our leeks (Musselburgh) are being eaten by a whitish maggot. The leaves above the ground are being chomped up leaving a mushy green mess. The leek below ground seems healthy with a good root. Is there any thing we can do to control/destroy the maggot so we get some sort of crop? Leeks were planted out at end of June and had been growing well.



The maggot is most likely the larvae of the Leek Moth!

Sadly there is no effective insecticide available to the amateur gardener.

11 Sep, 2012

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