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Mustard Greens

Growing mustard greens is a great way to add new, seasonal, and nutritious green vegetables to your diet. They are easy to grow in the home garden and come with many health benefits. Learn to plant, grow, and harvest your own with our guides below. Happy gardening!

Health Benefits of Mustard Greens

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When you think of leafy greens, mustard may not initially come to mind. Mustard greens are surprisingly flavorful and bring essential nutrients and health benefits to the table. They truly are a dietary powerhouse! Learn more about this unique green, its nutritional content, and which cultivars to add to your garden.

How to Prevent and Manage Common Mustard Green Pests and Diseases

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While mustard greens grow quickly and are easy to care for in the home garden, they’re also susceptible to a number of pests and brassica diseases caused by pathogens like fungi and water molds. Our guide explains how to prevent the most common ailments, like downy mildew, and ways to cope with insect pests. Read more.

Pick Early and Often: How to Harvest Mustard Greens

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Harvest the tastiest mustard greens by picking early and often. These fast-growing Asian and Southern greens may be best at microgreen, baby leaf, or full size, depending on the variety. Just don’t let them get too large and bitter. Here’s how to pick broadleaf, tatsoi, and mizuna types at their peak.

Must-Have Companion Plants for Mustard Greens (and What Not to Plant Nearby)

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Do mustard greens make good vegetable garden neighbors? If you’re growing corn or dill, sure! But choose mustard green companion plants carefully – these quick-growing veggies don’t always play nice with others. Learn about the top companions, plus a few tips on what to keep away in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow Mizuna Asian Mustard Greens in the Garden

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Healthy harvests of the Asian green mizuna are just weeks away when you follow these gardening tips. This mild mustard green is great for impatient gardeners and those with short growing seasons. You’ll enjoy the baby leaves 21 days from sowing, and full-size greens three weeks later. Quick and tasty, that’s mizuna.

How to Save Mustard Green Seeds for Planting

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Fast-growing and spicy, homegrown mustard greens will produce a lot of seeds that can be collected and stored for future planting. Saving seeds from your plants is an economical way to ensure a bountiful crop of your favorite varieties in future seasons. Discover when and how to harvest your own mustard green seeds.

13 of the Best Varieties of Mustard Greens to Grow in Your Garden

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Looking to spice up your veggie patch? Mustard greens are a fast-growing, great-tasting addition. The microgreens can be ready in just 7-10 days, and full-size leaves mature in 45 days or so. From tender mustard spinach to Asian greens like mizuna and tatsoi, here are 13 of the top choices to grow in spring or fall.

How to Grow and Care for Mustard Greens

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How well do you know your mustard greens? Some varieties may come as a surprise, since this category includes Asian greens, Southern-style broadleaf mustard, and crunchy tatsoi. Most varieties that you can plant in your garden are green, but some are red! Learn how to plant and care for this fast-growing favorite now.