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Southern Giant Curled Mustard Green Seeds

Item #V-2401 | 750 Seeds | Price: $1.95
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This is one of the fastest growing open-pollinated mustards, but one of the slowest to bolt. Used for fresh market and processing, it has a large upright plant with frilled, heavily curled, dark green leaves. 48 Days. 750 seeds per package.
Southern Giant Curled Mustard Green Seeds

Vegetable Garden Tips on Growing Mustard Greens From Seed

40-60 Days for Leaf Harvest

Mention the word Mustard Greens and usually some people think of the yellow stuff on hot dogs. It is true that mustard seed is a prime ingredient of the condiment, however this versatile plant has more than one way to please the palate. Mustard Greens can add a new dimension to salads with their meaty, decidedly spicy leaves.

Prepare the soil as you would for cabbage, a near relative, by adding compost or other forms of organic matter and working it in well. Mustard is somewhat tolerant of some cold temperatures, and can be sown a few weeks before the last light frost. You can start either indoors or outdoors, however direct sown crops seem to establish themselves faster and grow more vigorously , with most plants ready for harvest with in 40 days from sowing the Mustard Green seed.

For the best flavor be sure to provide an even amount of moisture and adequate nutrients especially potassium. Fish emulsion or seaweed fertilizers work very well.

DIRECT SOW

  • From early spring, when the soil can be worked, direct sow the Mustard Green seeds 1" apart, with a seed depth of .
  • Germination Soil Temperature: 40-55F (4-13)C.
  • Germination period is 6-10 days.
  • Sow indoors: Late fall through early spring.
  • Harvest tender young leaves, as older leaves have a very sharp taste.

GROWING

  • pH range of 6.1-7.0
  • Growing soil temperature of 50-65F (10-18)C.
  • Watering: Moderate and even.
  • Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade,

NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS: N=LOW, P= LOW, K=LOW.

ROTATION CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Avoid following plants from the Cabbage family.
  • Good Companions: Bush bean, beet, carrot, celery, cucumber, dill, lettuce, mint, nasturtium, onion family, potato, rosemary, spinach and thyme.
  • Bad Companions: Pole bean and strawberry.

USDA Hardiness Zone -First Frost Date- Last Frost Date

  • Zone 1 -July 15th -June 15th
  • Zone 2 -August 15th- May 15th
  • Zone 3 -September 15th May 15th
  • Zone 4 -September 15th May 15th
  • Zone 5 -October 15th April 15th
  • Zone 6 -October 15th April 15th
  • Zone 7 -October 15th April 15th
  • Zone 8 -November 15th March 15th
  • Zone 9 -December 15th February 15th
  • Zone 10 -December 15th January 31st (sometimes earlier)
  • Zone 11 -No frost. No frost.

GARDEN HINTS:

All Greens grows well under a wide variety of conditions. Prefers full sun, and grows best in cool weather, with a regular watering schedule. and grows 3-4' tall.

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