Popular in many mind-blowing cuisines (Italian, Indian, and Japanese to name a few), leaf mustard is as healthy as it is versatile. High in vitamins A, K, and C, as well as flavonoids and dietary fiber, leaf mustard is a winner, hands down.
Sprouts in: 1 - 2 weeks
Harvest in: 5 - 6 weeks
Leaf Mustard is a heat sensitive plant and produces more growth at 18 to 22°C (64 to 72 °F). If grown at high temperatures it will run to seed, have a super strong taste (some people hate it), leaf texture will change to meaty and the growth of leaves will end.
You may start harvesting single leaves in about 25 days after planting or harvest the whole pod after one month of growing - it is up to you.
It has the best taste and the highest nutritional value only up to 40 days of age. As the plant matures, the leaves develop a stronger and more pungent taste. If you prefer a milder mustard taste, harvest it in time.
If your Leaf Mustard runs to flower, it does not produce more leaves. But you can use these edible little white flowers to garnish your dishes.
- Did you know that mustard is one of the oldest spices and condiments known to mankind? Now that you have mustard leaves growing in your own garden, why not add them to your salads or sandwiches?