Common Yellow Mustard contains high levels of glucosinolates, chemical agents that make certain members of the brassica family spicy. Glucosinolates also deliver a deadly punch to many soilborne pathogens, nematodes and weeds, making them an effective, all-natural alternative to chemical insecticides and herbicides
As a cover crop/ green manure, it’s a proven biofumigant that suppresses weeds, soilborne pathogens, and some harmful nematodes. The best part? It also nurtures your soil. Backed by 20 years of university research and on-farm results, Non-GMO Common Yellow Mustard is perfect for backyard gardens, vineyards, and small farms.
To incorporate the most nitrogen into the surface of your soil, give the crop 8-12 weeks to grow it's roots down deep, then chop up the flowers and leaves before the plant goes to seed.
This mustard has also been found to work very well by pumpkin growers, and others, as a fall cover crop to clear out any lingering soil born pathogens. It is also recomended to chop it up after the first snow, or frost, instead of just letting them die off and waiting for the spring thaw. This prevents "barb wire", and makes it easier on equipment when mixing it back into the soil.
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.