Mustard Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Brassicaceae
Plant Type:
Annual
Typical Season:
Cool season
Typical Zones Grown In:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
When to Direct Sow:
March,April,May
When to Start Indoors:
January,March,February,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
Sprouting Time:
5-10 days
Soil Temperature (C):
21°C
Depth:
5mm - 1 cm
Spacing (cm):
10-15cm (4-6″)
Row Spacing (cm):
10-15cm (4-6″)
Sun Exposure:
Part Shade
Maturity Time:
40-80 days
When To Harvest:
May,June,July,August,September,October,April
How to Harvest:
Harvest young leaves to add to salads and harvest mature leaves for cooking as they get quite spicy

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Leaves
Potential Health Benefits:
Antioxidant,Bone Strength ,Heart Health,Immune Health,Heart Health ,Eye Health,Cancer Fighting

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Celery,Chamomile,Corn,Dill,Garlic,Mint,onions,Rosemary,Sage,Thyme
What Plants to Avoid:
Sunflower,Bean
Common Pests:
Cabbage white and Flea bettle
Common Disease:
Bonus Grow Tips:
Grow mustard indoors for year round production if you have adequate lighting. If you have a grow tent you can create a year-round herb supply quite easily.

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