<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/671/mustard-greens en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: Mustard Greens]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/671/mustard-greens?commentid=1964 Can you send a picture to custserv@burpee.com attn: Hort.

It is hard to say without seeing what is going on.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/671/mustard-greens?commentid=1964 July 26, 2013
July 29, 2013 July 29, 2013 <![CDATA[Re: Mustard Greens]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/671/mustard-greens?commentid=1967 Hi David,

It sounds like your plants for bolted, or gone to seed.  Mustard, like most greens, prefers cooler weather,  In the heat of the summer, the plants will produce flowers and seed pods.  The remaining greens will be bitter, but are still edible.  The plants will not grow more greens. They are putting all their energy into reproducing.  You can take out the plants and prepare the area for a fall planting of some kind, or you can leave the flowers to seed.  The seed pods willl look like very small green beans.  Allow the seeds to dry and you'll have homegrown mustard seed.  If you leave the seeds to fall to the ground your mustard will self-sow for next year.

Depending on what zone you are in, May might be too late to plant mustard if you want to get big leaves.  I live in zone 7A and plant mustard in March, as a spring crop.  You may be able to plant mustard as a fall crop.  Use Burpee's growing calendar to gadge the best planting times for your zone.

Happy Gardening!

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/671/mustard-greens?commentid=1967 July 29, 2013