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Black Mustard

Brassica nigra

Strong, usually mixed with other mustard, also used medicinally. Mustard is easy to grow. Harvesting starts 70-90 days after planting, just as the seed pods develop a brownish tinge. The hotter and drier the climate the faster it goes to seed. Harvest just as the seed pods develop a brownish tinge. Hang in a bag to dry for a couple of weeks, then shake the bag vigorously to release the seeds. Store seeds in an airtight jar until ready to grind. Grind with an herb grinder or grinding implement.  50 seeds

Planting

Annual

Germination: 5-7 days

Seed Planting Depth: 1/4"

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Sow outdoors in spring , 2-3 weeks before your last frost date. Sow every 1",  thin to 6" apart. 

Light  Needs:  Sun

Soil Needs:Average to rich, well drained

Uses:  Medicinal, culinary, attracts bees and beneficals

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