How to Grow:
You can plant mustard greens in both the spring and the fall! You can plant directly outdoors 2-4 weeks before your last spring frost and 6-8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.
Plant mustard seeds 1/4 -1/2 inch deep up to 16 per square foot in the full sun to part shade. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. These seeds will begin to sprout in approximately 5-10 days with consistent moisture.
Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these. Herbs are especially great companion plants because they help to repel pests from your other plants!
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Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common pests for mustard greens:
- Cabbage Loopers
- Cabbage Worms
- Flea Beetles
- Leaf Miners
- Root Maggots
Mustard greens are a fast growing plant! You can begin to harvest in about 21-45 days when they are 6-8 inches long. Pick the leaves on the outside first, and work your way to the inner.
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