Growing mustard

Specifically for the seeds rather than the greens.  Anyone in the northern part of the country tried it?  It looks like its a late summer crop, cause the plants actually need the cold to produce large quantities of seeds…..anyone have any ideas, tips, variety suggestions?  I don’t know that I’m going to try it this year, but its come up in discussion between hubby and I several times now so I decided its time to start researching….

4 Comments

  1. Comment by Mrs. S.:

    The only thing that I have heard about mustard is that it can go rogue on you if you are not careful, almost to the point of behaving like an invasive species. Apparently the seed casing is also quite hard and as a result sometimes does not germinate in the year planted, but several years later. Have fun. Be careful where you plant it, and let us know how it goes.

  2. Comment by bogie:

    Hmm, never thought of growing mustard for seed. I did grow it one year in a container, and it seemed to do okay. However, I was growing a lot of greens that year, so may be mis-remembering.

    • Comment by Ruth:

      Neither of us is a big greens eater really, but I’m trying my hand at homemade mustard tomorrow, mostly to play around with. Course, chances of me being able to GROW enough mustard seeds to really be able to make my own from my own seeds on a regular basis is kinda small, but we keep mentioning so might as well give it a try!