How to Grow Mustard Greens: 11 Steps (with Pictures)

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Lauren Kurtz

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This article was co-authored by Lauren Kurtz. Lauren Kurtz is a Naturalist and Horticultural Specialist. Lauren has worked for Aurora, Colorado managing the Water-Wise Garden at Aurora Municipal Center for the Water Conservation Department. She earned a BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from Western Michigan University in 2014. This article has been viewed 98,144 times.

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Updated: August 26, 2022

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Before you plant mustard greens, spread 3-6 inches of compost over your planting area, and plant your seeds about 4 weeks before the last frost in winter. Space the seeds about 1/2-inch apart, and once they grow into seedlings and sprout their first leaves, gently unearth them and pull them apart into clumps. Replant the seedlings about 12 inches apart. Keep the soil evenly and consistently watered, and snip off the leaves when they are about 3-6 inches long. For tips from our horticulture reviewer on harvesting mustard seeds, keep reading!

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