Mustard, Black (Brassica Nigra) - 500 Seeds

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Black Mustard (Brassica Nigra) - 500 Seeds

•American grown seeds
•Culinary & Medicinal Herb
•USDA Zones: 4-7

This annual culinary herb is well-known as the old-fashioned mustard that gave the condiment its start. Quickly grown from Mustard seeds, the Mustard plant produces herb seeds which are ground and used to spice many different foods. The mustard seeds are small, hard and vary in color from dark brown to black. Black Mustard is more powerful in flavor than yellow mustard, but it is not grown commercially due to the difficulty of harvesting with equipment because of the irregularity of plant size.

Medicinal Uses:
Mustard is used as a food flavoring, for forage, as an emetic, and diuretic, as well as a topical treatment for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism.

Growing Instructions:
Start directly outdoors a couple of weeks before the end of frost season. Prepare a seedbed with lot of organic matter added to the soil and cover the herb seeds with 1/2 inch of soil.

Germination Temp: 70°
Light: Full to partial sun, but light isn't required for germination
Soil: Loam to heavy soils
pH: 5-8
Seed Depth: 1/2-3/4"
Spacing: 3" between plants, 12" between rows

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