Mustard - Seeds

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Name: Mustard
Quantity: 4200 Bulk Seeds(about 7grams)

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Mustard seeds can also be sprouted indoors in a jar and eaten as sprouts. They're excellent on a sandwich or in a salad.

Mustard is an excellent addition to a children's garden because it is so easy to grow.

Mustard, a member of the cabbage family, is an easy-to-grow herb. It is a cool-season plant, so it grows best in the spring or fall. You can harvest mustard as a seedling, pick leaves from the plants, or harvest the fully grown plants. You can even harvest the seeds for your own homemade mustard. 

Mustard is a tasty addition to salads or an excellent leafy green food alone or combined with other leafy greens. It is high in vitamins A and C and is an excellent source of calcium. The plant takes on a stronger, sharper flavor as it grows. The yellow flowers are also edible. It is definitely a valuable addition to any garden.

How to Grow?

1. Choose a well-drained, sunny spot for your mustard seeds. Mustard is a cool-weather crop, but it still needs warmth to sprout and grow. Frost will kill it, so mid-spring is a good time to start planting (you can also plant in mid-summer for a fall crop).

2. Plant your seeds about an inch apart and cover them with 1/4 to 1/2 inch of soil. Firm the soil down well on top of the seeds and water gently until the soil is thoroughly moistened. Fertilize with a high-nitrogen fertilizer to ensure strong leaf growth. Keep moist until the plants come up, either by watering or by relying upon rainfall.

3. Care for your seedlings. Thin your three-inch plants to six inches apart, then make sure that they get watered if the soil dries out.

4. Maintain your plants, thinning further if you want to. You can pick leaves for cooking or prune your plants on top to make them thicker and encourage more leaf growth. Pick whole plants to harvest, or leave until the flowers have produced seeds.

5. Gather your own mustard seeds for next year. When the flowers start to open, cover the ends of your plants with plastic bags. Secure them loosely with twist ties. When the flowers and seeds are completely dry, cut the tops and shake the bags to release the seeds. Store in your freezer for next season, or use those seeds to make your own mustard for hot dogs and other popular dishes.

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