A quick growing green with a strong mustard flavour, used for edible and ornamental purposes. Perfect in Indian & Chinese dishes. Also a great addition in casseroles or frittatas to add that spicy flavour!


How to grow mustard in a garden

  1. Choose a sunny or part shade spot in your garden with well-drained soil. Enrich with Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed.   
  2. Sow seed direct, planting them in clumps of 2-3 seeds in 30 cm intervals. Cover lightly with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix and water well.   
  3. Water regularly. Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings and feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate
  4. When plants are 10 – 15 cm tall, cut them with scissors just above ground level. Sow successively for a continuous supply.

     


How to grow mustard in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 300 mm wide and deep and position in a sunny or part shade spot. Fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.  
  2. Broadcast the seed freely on the surface to have plants spaced 1 – 2 cm apart. Cover lightly with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix and water well.   
  3. Water regularly. Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings and feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate
  4. When plants are 10 – 15 cm tall, cut them with scissors just above ground level. 

Yates varieties

Mustard Quick Salad

Young mustard leaves, with their peppery, tangy flavour, are fresh and appetising in salads, as a garnish or in a range of cooked dishes.

Growing tips

  • Pick leaves from early stages. 
  • Continuous harvest promotes new growth.
  •  At the end of the crop, dig plants into the soil to enrich the soil. 
  • Can also be grown for ornamental purposes because of its purple foliage; also as a micro herb. 

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Recommended products

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.