Charlock mustard

A wild mustard.
Common name : Charlock mustard
Scientific name : Sinapis arvensis
Family : Brassicaceae
Category : Wild plants
Type of plant : Annual
Weed
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Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Harvestint

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 30 - 80
pH 7

Identify my charlock mustard

The white mustard, Sinapis alba, is an annual with deeply divided pennatifid leaves, or rounded lobes. It bears a yellow or light yellow flowering, which turns into siliques. Very meliferous, it is sometimes sown as a green manure avoiding to leave the land bare between two cultures. It is also useful to fight nematodes, and its powerful roots help break up clumps of clay from a very heavy soil, and thus facilitate the incorporation of humus and improves the soil.

Sow my charlock mustard

Sow this mustard in the open soil, it tolerates poor or dry soils, appreciates limestone, and prefers to be sheltered from the sun. For consumption, sow a small amount regularly, in lines spaced by 20 cm. As a green manure, sow it either before the crop, from March-April or after summer, by broadcasting seeds on the surface. In both cases, unpack the soil with the method that suits you, scratch it and then rake.

Water my charlock mustard

Outside of sowing, transplanting, or intense drought, watering is useless for this plant in open soil. Water after sowing in fine mist so as not to destroy the young sprouts.

Reap my charlock mustard

Harvest your mustard depending on your needs. The leaves will accompany your salads pleasantly, take them regularly.

Remove my charlock mustard

For the use of mustard as green manure, it is better to tear it off and spread it on the ground before its fruiting. Take it away quickly, without fear, otherwise it will sow itself everywhere.

Propagate my charlock mustard

Keep a few plants after flowering, if you want to recover seeds for the next sowing.

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