This is the mildest of our mustard leaves (a great starting point if you have not tried these before or if you want a little pep rather than lots) and can be used fresh or cooked. These are very versatile making them perfect for small gardens. Speedy, drought & heat tolerant and, according to local growers, apparently deer resistant too! Price for 50 seeds.
SOW: between April and August. Starting the seeds in modules enables you to transplant at the 2/3 leaf stage.
GROW: unfussy and keen to grow but keep watered in very dry weather. Spacing can be at 10cm for salads, a little more for larger plants. Plants can resprout several times if you leave a ‘stump’ after cutting and they can self-sow if left to flower.
EAT: for salads you can pick leaves as soon as they are large enough. Larger leaves in the autumn can be cooked as you would spinach whilst flowering shoots can be cooked and eaten as you would sprouting broccoli. .