This plant is named mustard greens, but its scientific name is Brassica juncea. It is one of many species of mustard plants. The plant’s leaves resemble the plant kale, but has a mustard flavor. It’s also known as green mustard cabbage. There are many different types of food that can be made from mustard greens. In fact, most table mustard is made from this kind of plant. They are also high in vitamin A and vitamin K.
When planting mustard greens, you can either start from seeds or from seedlings. Three weeks before your last frost date is the best time to plant your seeds. The seeds need to be planted just under the surface of the soil, about half an inch apart. After the seeds have sprouted, you can thin the seedlings to about 3 inches apart. For a successful harvest, you can replant the mustard greens every three weeks or so. Mustard greens don’t grow well in the summer, so it’s recommended to stop planting them near the end of spring. You can start planting again in mid-summer to have a fall harvest.
If you are starting with seedlings, they need to be planted 3-5 inches apart. Like the seeds, they should be planted three weeks before your last frost date. Also, like planting seeds, you can replant them every three weeks for a successive harvest.
When you harvest your mustard greens, you should do so while they’re still young and tender. Once the leaves grow old, they will gradually become tough and bitter. If yellow leaves appear on your mustard greens, you should discard them to promote healthy growth.