Plant Name: Mustard Greens

Sunlight(?)Full sun to partial shade (6-8 hours)
Days To Maturity(?)40-50
Planting Season(?)Spring, Fall
Temperature(?)45-75°F (7-24°C)
Seeds Or Seedlings(?)Both can be used (Buy Seeds)
Container Size(?)2-5 gallon (8-12 inch) (Buy Now)
Support Needed(?)No
Potting Soil(?)Regular (Buy Now)
Watering Needs(?)Regular
Fertilizer(?)Nitrogen-rich (Buy Now)
Pests(?)Aphids, Cabbage worms, flea beetles, whiteflies
Diseases(?)Downy mildew, powdery mildew, white spot

How To Grow

  1. Container Selection: Choose a container with a depth of at least 8-12 inches and a diameter of 12-18 inches. Ensure the container has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
  2. Soil: Fill the container with well-draining potting mix or a blend of potting soil and compost to provide nutrients.
  3. Variety Selection: Select mustard green varieties suited for container growing, such as ‘Southern Giant Curled,’ ‘Red Giant,’ or ‘Florida Broadleaf.’
  4. Location: Place the container in a location with full sun to partial shade. Mustard greens can tolerate a range of light conditions but prefer cooler temperatures.
  5. Planting: Sow mustard green seeds directly into the container or transplant seedlings, spacing them about 4-6 inches apart.
  6. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water mustard greens regularly, especially during dry spells, to promote healthy growth and prevent bitterness.
  7. Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the mustard green plants to retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds.
  8. Fertilizing: Mustard greens are light feeders and may not require heavy fertilization. However, you can apply a balanced liquid fertilizer or compost tea every 3-4 weeks to promote healthy growth.
  9. Pest Control: Monitor the mustard green plants for pests such as aphids, flea beetles, and cabbage loopers. Use organic pest control methods such as neem oil or insecticidal soap to manage infestations.
  10. Harvesting: Harvest mustard green leaves when they reach the desired size, typically 4-8 inches tall. Use scissors to cut outer leaves, allowing the inner leaves to continue growing for future harvests.

Check out our detailed guide to grow mustard greens in a container.

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