Save Your Seeds: Mustard Greens

Mustard greens Brassica juncea are a little-known leafy vegetable, typically grown over winter as they are quite frost-tolerant. They tolerate a wide range of growing conditions, and are easy to grow. Both leaves and flowers may be used raw in salads or cooked like spinach (which removes the hot flavour). With the onset of warmer weather these attractive plants will quickly set seed, and produce hundreds of tiny seeds per plant.

Life Cycle And Pollination:

An annual – will produce seed in the first year. Both self– and cross–pollinating: although self-fertile, plants will produce more seeds if regularly visited by insects. Will cross with Chinese mustard and other mustards. To ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400 m apart.