days to maturity: 21 baby; 40 full size
plant spacing: 4 - 6 inches apart
sunlight requirements: 6 - 14 hours
look out for: flea beatles 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 or better, grow just as well and come in cool shapes and colors. Mustards are also notoriously heat tolerant, making them a great crop for early and late season greens. For this plant we mix a few seeds of Miz America and a few Garnet Giant so that you get some frilly leaves and some rounded. Purple mustard is a beautiful addition to any garden and plate because its so bright and vibrant colored. 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.