Organic Greens - Salad Mixes::Organic Mild Mustard Salad Mix
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Disease Resistance Key:
DM Downy Mildew
Mustard Greens - Growing and Seed Saving Information PLANTING INFO:
Seed depth: ¼”. For baby leaf- Seeding rate: ~60 seeds/ft in a 2-4”; Row spacing: 2/3” between bands. Harvest when leaves are ~3” tall by cutting 1” from ground or pick individual leaves for cut and come again. For full size- Seeding rate: ~12 seeds/ft; Plant spacing: thin to 6”; Row spacing: 18”.
Most Brassica greens are moderately hardy annuals that can be sown from early spring through midsummer. Commonly grown as baby leaf for salad mixes in the US, and also traditionally grown for full size leaves in ethnic cuisine or stir-fry and pickled. Light cooking dispels mustard heat to reveal a very sweet and full flavor. Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked. Sow every 3 weeks into fall for a continuous harvest. Harvest leaves as desired. Use floating row cover when planting to protect from flea beetles.
16M seeds/oz. M=1,000
SEED SAVING INSTRUCTIONS
Insect pollinated. Different varieties of the same species must be isolated by a ¼ mile from each other to prevent cross pollination. Physical barriers such as tree lines, woods or buildings may make shorter isolation distances possible. Allow plants to bolt and flower. Staking may be required. Harvest individual pods or stalks as they begin to dry. Seed can easily be lost due to shattering so harvest into bags or onto a tarp while they are still damp with dew in the morning. Use a 1/8" screen to help with cleaning. Seeds will remain viable for 5 years under cool and dry storage conditions.