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Growing mustard greens quick reference guide



Growing Growing Mustard Greens Guide

The growing mustard greens quick reference guide below is designed as a quick overview of growing mustard greens. For more details on the different stages from seed to harvest go to the related pages link.

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Veggie Garden Dairy
Vegetable Mustard Greens
Also Known As
Botanical Family - Brassicaceae, Genus - Brassica, Species - B. juncea
Plant Type Cool season - annual - leafy vegetable
Frost Tolerance Hardy
Planting Position Sunny position but welcomes shade in the hottest part of the season - requiring a minimum of 3-4 hours of direct sunlight daily.
Seed Viability 4 years
Germination 5-8 days at 40-80 F (4-27 C)
Growing Temp 50-70 F (10-21 C)
Seed to Transplant Direct sow for best results
Planting Method Direct sow
When to Plant Spring and again in mid-summer for fall-winter harvest
Time to Plant As soon as 2 - 4 weeks before the average date of the last 32 F (0 C) freeze in the spring in your area but not before soil temperatures are consistently 40 F (4 C) and above.
Seed Sowing Direct sowing mustard seed (best method) - 1/2 inch (12 mm) deep - 1 inches (25 mm) apart in rows 24-30 inches (60-75 cm) apart
Plant Spacing Transplant or thin seedlings 4-6 inches (10-15 cm) apart in rows 24-30 inches (60-75 cm) apart
Soil Conditions Well drained - High organic matter - Low to medium fertility
Fertilizer Low fertilizer needs, 2-3 quarts per 100 sq feet (2.2-3.3 liters per 9.3 square meters) preplanting of All-Purpose 5-5-5 Organic Fertilizer icon, same rate for each side dressing.
When to Fertilize 2 weeks before planting
Days to Harvest 35-65 days - depending on conditions and variety.
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