Seeds - Mustard, Ruby Streaks OG (HM)
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Description: Attractive leaves are deeply-lobed and lacy and grow into an airy and lofty clump. The burgundy colour is offset nicely by the bright green stems. Color is darkest when sown summer through fall. Ruby Streaks offers a mild spice and rosy elegance to any salad plate or stir fry. Beautiful in pots!
Pack Size: 0.89 g (1/32 oz)
Latin Name: Brassica juncea
Main Uses: Vegetable
Days to Maturity: 20 days baby, 45 full size
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 15-45 cm (6 to 18 inches)
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 7 days at 15 - 20°C.
Sowing:Indoors 2 - 3 weeks before last frost. Outdoors, direct seed once risk of frost has passed. Plant every two weeks for continual harvest. Try growing indoors over the winter!
Planting depth: 1/4".
Notes: Clumps can often be cut four or five times before they run to seed. Young leaves are used raw, older leaves are best lightly cooked.
Harvesting: For baby greens, harvest early (20 days). For mature leaves, harvest at 40 days. Cut often, as the leaves will regrow quickly.
Growing in Containers: Grows very well in larger containers and raised beds.
Watering (Containers): Water containers deeply when top inch feels dry to the touch. Monitor every day or two during very hot weather.
Growing in Mixed Planters: This variety is well-suited for larger mixed planters such as half barrels.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden recently amended with compost. Application of Sea Magic kelp supplement is beneficial.
Watering (Garden): Water daily for the first two weeks post transplanting. Check on plants during hot weather, and water if soil is very dry or plants are wilty.
- Plant with low-growing flowers such as Sweet Alyssum, Nasturtium and Marigold. Likes strong herbs, including Rosemary, Sage and Thyme.
- Good neighbours: Beans, Strawberry and Tomatoes.
Notes: Use fresh, or sautée lightly to reduce hot flavour and increase sweetness.
Suitability for Indoors: Can be grown indoors, provided strong daylight or use of full-spectrum grow lights, such as T5 lights.
What about Grow Lights? Grow lights will improve indoor growth.
Indoor Container Suggestions: Shallow bulb pan or recycled grocery containers with drainage holes punched out.
Special Instructions: Indoor Mustard Mild Mix should be treated as a loose leaf, cut-and-come-again crop.