Seeds - Mustard, Green Wave (Greens) OG
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Description: Bright green colour adds contrast to salad mixes - and a bit of heat. Baby leaves are flat with softly-serrated edges. At full size, leaf margins become heavily-serrated and frilly. Extremely slow to bolt. High-yielding and reliable "workhorse" variety.
Pack Size: 1/32 ounce
Latin Name: Brassica juncea
Main Uses: Culinary, greens
Zone Hardiness: Annual
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 21 baby
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 7 days at 15 - 20°C.
Sowing: Indoors, sow anytime of the year for microgreens or baby-cut greens. Outdoors, direct seed once risk of frost has passed. Plant every two weeks for continual harvest.
Planting depth: 1/4"
Spacing: 6" (60 seeds per foot for baby greens/ 12 seeds perfoot for full sized plants). Leave 18" between rows.
Growing in Containers: Grows very well in larger containers and raised beds.
Fertilizing (Containers): Add 25% quality compost to potting mix; fertilize weekly with a higher nitrogen organic plant food such as a fish-based fertilizer.
Watering (Containers): Water deeply when top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Check every day or two during very hot weather.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Grows very well in larger mixed planters and raised beds - think square foot gardening!
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed amended with compost. No additional fertilizer is required.
Watering (Garden): Water evenly - very important!
- 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.
Suitability for Indoors: Can be grown indoors under lights or a very bright window.
What about Grow Lights? Full-spectrum grow lights are required to harvest regularly indoors through winter.
Indoor Container Suggestions: Shallow trays work very well for micro or baby greens.
Winter Fertilizing: Plant in a composty mix.
Special Instructions: Indoor Mustards should be treated as a loose leaf, cut-and-come-again crop.