Mustard Greens
Mustard Greens
Mustard Greens
Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens

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9 per sqft    Spring, Fall 4-6hrs+

 

Mustard Greens are a great addition to any container garden and to your kitchen! It comes in many different colours and are hot/zesty when raw.  Mustard isn’t too bothered by pests or diseases.

How do I Grow Mustard Greens?

Direct sow mustard seeds in the early spring. Succession plant every 2-3 weeks until late spring, for a continuous harvest. Skip summer plantings because they don’t grow well in warm weather, then resume planting in the fall.

Companion Plants

Salsify, artichokes, beetscelery, kohlrabi, nasturtium, radish

Nutrition

1 cup: Vitamin A (116%), Vitamin C (65%), Vitamin K (348%), Folate (26%), Manganese (13%)

Harvesting

Harvest mustard when plant has formed a rosette of leaves and from that point on pick leaves when they reach 3-4 inches tall.  If you want to harvest the whole plant, wait until the plant is 6 inches tall.

Preparing and using

Use mustard greens like you would any other salad green. They add a nice tang to salads or stirfry's! 

    Helpful Tips and Tricks

    They are quick to bolt, try heavy mulch and a shade cover if the weather gets really hot and dry.