Seeds - Mustard, Red Giant OG
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Description: Baby greens have bright green leaves with stunning deep purple veins. Full-size plants are incredibly beautiful with a full whorl of burgundy leaves. Mild when baby; spicy mustard flavour increases with maturity. Use full-sized leaves for stir-fry, soups and pickling. Essential salad leaf · Spicy flavour.
Pack Size: 1/32 ounce
Latin Name: Brassica juncea
Main Uses: Vegetable
Days to Maturity: 23 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.