Description For Mustard Leaves Seeds
How to grow Mustard leaves from Seeds:Introduction and Uses: Mustard Leaves come with disease-fighting nutrition. Full of peppery, delicious flavor, minimal calories, Mustard greens are the lightweight champs of superfoods! They are packed with vitamins, fiber, minerals and phytonutrients. The slimming calorie count in these leafy greens makes them one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Like almost all leafy green vegetables, mustard greens also possess antioxidants that protect the body from free radical damage and are an excellent source of fiber, which assists in regulating the digestive tract and lowering high cholesterol levels.
Botanical Name: Brassica juncea
Sowing Season: Throughout the year. Best grown in summer.
Sowing method: Sow the seeds directly in raised beds or containers.
Sowing container: Use a shallow container with a minimum depth of 5 inches & bigger spread area (according to available space & requirement) like trays or crates.
Sowing medium: 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco-peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
Steps for seed sowing (Seed starting) in a container:
Growth stages of Mustard Leaves Plant:Germination: Seeds will germinate within first six days or even much earlier & tiny seedlings will be visible with first leaves.
How to take care for Mustard leaves Plant:Sunlight: Mustard leaves requires partial sunlight (3-4 hours) in summer & it can withstand full sunlight in winters. So place your containers accordingly.
Watering: Water your Mustard leaves container / raised bed every day in the form of a light shower with a watering can. Sprinklers can be placed outdoors.
Manuring: As mentioned earlier, add good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio before sowing seeds. Organic fertilizer can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, compost or vermicompost.
Plant care: Always look for the early signs of any insect/fungal/ any other infections. Spray appropriate medicines as soon as any symptoms of such diseases are spotted.
Microgreens: If you plan to grow microgreens Mustard leaves. Grow it indoors in flat containers. Sow-scatter the seeds in a crowded manner. You can harvest it in 10-15 days by uprooting the baby plants.
Harvesting: About 30-40 days after sowing, Mustard leaves can be harvested by cutting the mature leaves using a scissor and leaving the tender growing base of the plant for the next harvest. You can keep harvesting Mustard leaves as long as the plant survives.
|No.of Seeds||Approx. 1053 to 1170 Seeds|
|Net Weight||6 gm|
|Seed Rate||5 to 6 Kg/Ha|
|Spacing (Row to Row X Plant to Plant)||45 cm x 15 cm|
|Germination Time||6 to 8 days from sowing|
|Fertilizer||"Organic: Neemcake or Vermicompost - 10 g per plant. Chemicals: Suphala or Urea - 5 g per plant."|
|Season of Sowing||Octo - Nov|
|Yield||8 to 12 Qtl/Ha|
|Product Weight||Under 10 g|
|Product Height||15 cm|
|Product Width||10 cm|
|Product Depth||1 cm|