Mustard Growing Guide
Mustard Growing Guide
Soil Temp for Germ. Days to Emergence Seed Depth Thin Plants To Seed Spacing Row Spacing Min. Germ. Seed Life Seeds per gram Fertilizer Needs
40-75°F 2-15 1/4" 6-18" 1" 9-18" 80% 3 years ≈ 450 Medium

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Mustard greens are easy crops to grow if planted in early spring or late summer
• Mustards are best directly sown

Direct Sowing
• Make a furrow 6 inches deep and sprinkle 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet in the bottom of the furrow
• Backfill the furrow and plant the seed
• Thin after second set of true leaves
• Sow July—August for a fall crop

• Start indoors 3-5 weeks before anticipated transplant
• Put out after the danger of hard frost, and use 1/4 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer around each plant
• For a fall crop: start July—August for transplanting August—September

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Flea beetles
• Insect control: Pyrethrin, silver mulch, or row covers at planting
• Disease prevention: 5-7 year crop rotation