Mustard: Red Streaks Mizuna Leafy Green
(and several other varieties)
Tips on Growing Mustard: Red Streaks Mizuna Leafy Green
Red Streaks Mizuna Mustard is a tenacious fast-growing leafy green but not as hardy in a cold environment. It is best to sow seeds 4-6 weeks before the frost to expect a fall harvest. When you prefer to harvest in spring, plant the seeds 4 weeks ahead of the last frost.
- Prepare fertile, well-drained soil to plant the seeds on. The seeds take 5 to 10 days to germinate. Plan to plant the seeds every 2 weeks for a continuous harvest.
- Grow the plant in clumps about 12 to 18 inches apart and rows with 4 inches spacing in between.
- The plant prefers cooler temperature and full sun but is also tolerant of some shade. Its heat tolerance allows it to bolt later than lettuce.
- The plant matures after 30-45 days. Start harvesting at 20 days when you want baby leaf. Cut leafy greens 3-4 inches from the ground and allow sufficient time to regrow.