Mixed Mustards - 6 pack
days to maturity: 21 baby; 40 full size
plant spacing: 4 - 6 inches apart
sunlight requirements: 6 - 14 hours
look out for: fleabettles and aphids
harvest notes: harvest leaves when they range 3” - 6” in height, to keep them from getting too spicy
Mustard is one of our favorite crops for growing at the farm and in gardens because its so easy to take care of, fast growing, and tasty. Arugula is the most popular variety of mustard for some reason but there are dozens of other cool ones that taste just the same, grow just as well and come in cool shapes and colors. We grow a variety of purple mustards like serrated Miz America, frilly Scarlet Frills, and purple stemmed mizuna.
Give this plant 1 foot spacing if you’re going to let it get big and mature, or plant it 4 - 6 inches apart for baby leaf harvest. Leaves of mustards can be harvested at any age or size however the smaller the leaf the better it is for fresh eating in salad. Larger leaves will be quite spicy so they are best used in cooking.