Mustard seeds are the small round seeds that will help in development of many mustard plants. The size of the seeds is about 1 or 2mm diameter. The color of the mustard seeds may vary from yellowish white to black. It is the most important herbs of the regional foods. The seeds can be obtained from three different plants,
1. Black Mustard
2. Brown Indian Mustard
3. White Mustard
Cultivation of mustard seeds
Mustard seeds will take three to ten days to grow when placed in a proper condition. Generally mustard grows well in temperate region. Growing mustard seeds will need a cold temperature and relatively moist soil to grow. Matured seeds will be considered as shrubs of mustard plants. Brown and black mustard seeds produce more yield than their yellow counterparts.
Planting of mustard seeds
Mustard plants are grown from seeds but also developed from purchased plantlet as well. While selecting seeds for planting, any mustard plant grown for green can also be selected. Plant the seeds before 3 weeks of the frost date, 1 inch apart from the soil. Once they bud, thin the seedling into 6 inches apart.
How to grow mustard seeds
Once mustard seeds start growing then we need to take little care. It is easy to develop the bud as flower, while it is placed in a cold weather. Otherwise it will produce poor flower and seeds. It will need 2 inches of water a week. Mustard plants don’t need fertilizer if it is planted in well amended soil, otherwise add a balanced fertilizer to roots once the plants are 3-4 inches tall. But make sure soil is nutrient rich or not, before using the fertilizer.
How to harvest
Growing mustard plants will give the flower and gives seeds again. The flowers of mustard plants are generally yellow but some varieties are in white color. As the flower grows and matures it will produce the pods. Observe the pods until it turns over brown. Another indication of the plant nearing to harvest is the change in the color of the leaves to yellow. Do not leave the seeds for too long, they will burst open while fully ripe and the yield will decrease. The next step of harvesting is to remove the seeds from pods. This will be done either manually or by placing the flower heads in a paper bag and allowing them to mature. The pods will open on their own in 1-2 weeks. Do not shake the bags as this will lead to decrease in yield.
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