Mustard is a very versatile plant for the vegetable grower. It can be grown for its peppery leaves in salads. It is also grown for its seeds which are ground down to create the mustard that we all love (or hate). Mustard is also good as a green manure, particularly when the bed has been made clear from a non-brassica type plant. The plants can quickly create a leafy covering that can be dug into the soil to rot and enrich with good fibrous organic matter.

How To Grow

Mustard is a hardy plant that can survive temperatures below zero. But it in needs periods of warmer weather (above 4.4 degrees Celsius) to grow and produce a good leaf crop.

How/When To Harvesting

Pick leaves when young. You can also allow some plants to go to seed what you can grind to produce your own fiery mustard.

Planting Schedules for Location: Leesburg, Virginia

Sow Direct

Sow Direct

Sow Indoors / Plant Out

Sow Indoors
Plant Out
  • Sow Depth: 1 cm
  • Spacing Between Rows: 30 cm
  • Spacing Along Row: 20 cm
  • Number plants per Square Foot: 16