Seeds - Mustard, Purple Osaka OG
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Description: Spicy cupped emerald leaves tinged with purple. Purple color becomes more intense as leaves mature. Similar to Red Giant with less colorful veins and a cupped leaf that makes washing easier and salads more lofty. Spicy mustard flavor. Adds color and loft to mixes · Cold-tolerant · Spicy flavor.
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.