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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Purchase: 2 Mustard Greens & Arugula

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Every garden needs a mustard green and arugula section. These greens will give you a bit of spice in your salads.

Make your own  mustard by letting the plant go to seed. When the pods turn yellow and dry, harvest them. Place the seeds in a blender with vinegar, spices and water... mix to preference.

A Google search of the seed names will show you all kinds of pictures through the plants development.

Southern Giant Curled Leaf Mustard (150+ seeds)
Frilly large green leaves on sturdy plants. Young leaves are great in salads and have a mustard flavor. It is a cool weather plant and flavor is best before heat arrives. It has great nutritional value and older leaves are outstanding stir fried or sauteed.  Approximately 40 days to maturity.

Mustard Red Giant  (150+seeds)
Red Giant has  a brilliant deep maroon leaf with deep green midribs. This large, broad-leafed mustard has a mustard-like taste. Use in soups and salads. It can be stir-fried or sauteed. Harvest the leaves when young for salads and at full maturity to cook.  Approximately 40 days to maturity.

Arugula Roquette (75+ seeds)
A leafy green with a peppery flavor. Young leaves are used fresh and mature greens can be cooked. This is  cool weather crop. Heat makes it bolt to seed. Approximately 35 days to maturity.

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