Mustard greens are quick and easy to grow in spring and fall. Mustard does not tolerate heat and bolts (runs to seed) when weather warms in late spring.
Plant seeds 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost in spring and 6 to 8 weeks before the first frost in fall. Several plantings, a couple of weeks apart, provide a continuous supply of mustard. Harvest by cutting entire plants, breaking off only the large leaves, or cutting plants to within an inch or so of the crowns, permitting regrowth for a second harvest. Curly leaved varieties trap a lot of sand that is difficult to wash off.
- Florida Broad Leaf—broad, flat leaf; sawtooth edge; the most popular garden variety.
- Green Wave—very curly leaf; AAS 1957.
- Southern Giant Curled—very curly leaf.
- Tendergreen (Mustard Spinach)—strap-shaped leaf; smooth.
- Garnet Giant—attractive red leaves that turn green when cooked.
Canning is a precise process that must be done correctly to have a safe, edible product. Proper preparation ahead of time will make the entire process much easier. These steps will help you get started.
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RAYMOND, Miss. -- Gardeners who want to preserve their abundant harvests by canning should make their list and check it twice -- now, before it’s time to begin canning. Home canners should be sure they have the right recipes and equipment for the foods they intend to preserve. They should also make sure they inspect all their equipment.