Wasabina Mustard (45 Days)
The Wasabina Mustard are specialty Japanese mustard greens. Light green deeply serrated leaves have a wasabi-like flavor, milder in young baby leaves, bolder and spicier in mature leaves. Use in salads, stir-fries, or pickled. We left ours in the garden to bolt and continued picking tasty leaves while the flowers supplied nectar and pollen for the pollinators.
Germination: 4-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: ¼" deep
Sowing Indoors: Start 3-4 weeks before planting outside. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thinning to one per cell/pot. Provide 60-70ºF soil temperatures. Transplant 12” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Starting in spring when the soil temperature reaches at least 55-60ºF, into late summer. Sow 1-3” apart, thin to 12”, for mature leaves. Sow 1/2-1" apart for baby greens. Sow every 3 weeks for a continuous harvest.
How much does a packet plant: 30-foot single row for mature greens, 6-8 feet for baby greens
Harvest: Mature greens- cut at 12-18", Baby greens - cut at 3-6"
Tips: Wasabina Mustard greens should be planted in fertile, well-drained soil. Work in compost or well-rotted manure into your soil before planting. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth, especially from the middle to the end of summer. Mulching helps retain moisture.