Growing Guide for Mustard Greens:
Plant your mustard seedlings in a location that receives partial to full sunlight, ideally around 4-6 hours of sunlight per day.
Choose well-draining, loamy soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0. Amending the soil with compost can improve its fertility.
- Space your mustard seedlings 6-12 inches apart in rows that are 12-18 inches apart.
- Plant the seedlings at a depth of about 1/4 inch, covering them with soil and gently firming it around each plant.
- Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged to promote healthy growth and flavor.
- Mulch around the mustard plants to conserve moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds.
- Regularly harvest leaves to encourage continuous growth and prevent the plants from becoming too mature and bitter.
- Watch for common pests like aphids and flea beetles, and take appropriate pest control measures if necessary.
You can begin harvesting mustard greens when they reach a desirable size, typically around 3-6 inches tall. Harvest individual leaves or cut the entire plant about 1-2 inches above the soil level.
With “The Mustard Box,” you’ll have a continuous supply of homegrown mustard greens to spice up your culinary creations. Happy gardening!