Growing Mustard Greens

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Brassica nigra, Brassica juncea

Seed

Mustard Greens

Mustard Curl leaf

Planting time: SP,FA
Seeds per ounce: 15000
Ounces per square foot: 0.001
Minimum legal germination rate: 75%
Germination type: Short Germinating seeds

Notes
Mustard Greens are easy to grow, are fast growers and self seeding. In other words if you allow them to go to seed, they will pop up in unexpected areas of your garden the following year. Mustard Greens prefers cool weather and full sun.

Mustard Greens tastes best when plants grow quickly and leaves mature before the hot days of summer. When growing Mustard Greens harvest when the leaves reach full size.

Planting

In garden spacing (inches): 6
In flat spacing (inches): 1
Planting depth (inches): Cover seed with soil
Maximum number of plants per square foot: 6
Nutrient relationship:: Heavy Feeder

Harvest

Days to maturity: 35-42
Harvesting period (days): 56-210
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: 1.8

Cultural

Diseases: Downy Mildew, White Rust, Sclerotinia Stalk Rot (White Mold), Leaf Spots, Virus Mosaic
Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder)

Cabbage Looper, Diamondback Moth, Flea Beetle, Green Peach Aphid, Pea Aphid, Slugs and Snails

There's new evidence that Mustard Greens can be used to help control pests either as a trap plant or antagonistic against soil Nematodes.

Varieties

Florida Broadleaf, Green Wave, Giant Curled, Giant Red

 

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