Sowing Guide

How to Sow Red Giant Mustard Seeds

How to Sow Red Giant Mustard Seeds

Mustard ‘Red Giant’ derives from Japan and has become memorable through the beautifully, brilliant, reddish-maroon well-savoyed leaves; making it not only attractive in flower borders and allotments but, a great addition to the kitchen. The thick leaves, slightly textured, and with a good holding power ensure a better bite, and a powerfully strong and zesty flavour; proving favourable raw or cooked within soups and stir fries.

Growing Red Mustard Plants from Seed

  • Sow between in full sun between early Spring and Autumn, covering seeds with ¼ inch of fine soil.
  • Sow at 2-4 week intervals for continued harvest. Ideal temperatures for germination are between 12-20 degrees celsius.
  • Keep soil moderately moist during germination with rows spaced approximately 18 inches apart, or closer if space is limited.
  • Thin plants gradually to 6 inches apart in rows. Enjoy thinned greens in a salad.
  • For the best flavour, harvest the outer leaves; leaving inner leaves to grow out.
  • Can be harvested well into Winter.

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