- Magnificent savoyed, purple-red leaves
- A great texture with a punchy mustardy flavour
- Cut and come again - pick what you need and leaves will regrow
- Add baby leaves to salads or treat larger leaves like spinach and wilt them down.
- If it's mild you'll get leaves right through Winter and into late Spring (and beyond!)
- Best time to plant
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Good pest and disease resistance
Slugs and snails can be a problem for Mustard. To prevent slug damage keep the area around the lettuces clean and dry as possible, especially during the night. Use barriers such as crushed egg shells or copper wire. If the problem is known then you can use specific slug-killing nematodesmake sure you read the instructions on the package. Flea beetle may also be a problem. You can protect the plants from flea beetle using fine mesh.
Mustard greens need a steady supply of water if its not raining enough, water at the first sign of wilt. If watering, apply 3cm of water in one watering to encourage deep rooting. More frequent, light watering encourages roots to stay near the soil surface, which makes plants susceptible to drought.MORE
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Mustard will do best in a position where the plants will receive around 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day, but will also tolerate some shade.MORE
Fertile, free-draining soil
Will grow well in a mix of three parts compost and one part topsoil. Mustard does best in soils with a pH of 6.5-6.8.MORE
Feeding not required
Mustard will benefit from plenty of rich organic matter or manure mixed in with the soil but does not require feeding after planting.MORE
Pruning not required
No pruning needed.MORE