Mustard Plants

Harvesting Mustard Greens


toomany45 added on June 15, 2011 | Answered

When do you pick mustard greens, and what do you do about the yellow flowers?


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Heather
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Answered on June 20, 2011

The yellow flowers indicate that the plant is bolting. Bolting will decrease the growth of the leaves and make them more bitter. You can cut the flowers off to slow this, but they normally mark the beginning of the end of the harvest season for the greens.

Here is an article that may be helpful:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/what-is-bolting-what-it-means-when-a-plant-bolts.htm

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