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Mustard seed grown by Joseph Lofthouse, Landrace Seedsman, in high-altitude Paradise, Utah. Like all of Joseph's seeds, these are super resilient. From Joseph:
"A beautiful flowering plant that also produces yellow mustard spice. Direct seed in very early spring. Harvest seed when plants die and dry down. Does not shatter readily in the field, but is easily threshed by stomping or beating. Plants grow about 3 feet tall."
This plant is well worth growing, especially if you like mustard as a condiment or mustard-seed as a cooking spice. It's very easy to grow, and it's actually quite easy to make your own mustard. For the homesteader who wants to free themselves from the tyranny of the supermarket, why not grow your own? As an added bonus, the leaves and flower buds are also edible and delicious.
We're honored and grateful to be the near-exclusive source of Joseph's amazing seeds — freeing him up to do more farming, plant breeding, pickling, yoga, and loving. We know you will enjoy planting these extraordinary seeds. Thanks Joseph!
GROWING TIPS: Plant in very early spring, about 3" apart in rows a foot apart.