Mustard Greens: The Best To Grow In Fall In Your Garden

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Welcome to the weather of colors, to the weather of beauty and sunshine, welcome to Fall. Fall is the season of great anticipation; it brings smiles, sun, and beauty around. Leaves are falling and changing colors. What could be the most exhilarating sight than seeing lives coming out after a Fall? Greens in the meadow is a sight to behold. 

Fall is the season where temperature slowly decreases, and its temperature transitions from summer heat to winter cold. Fall is a shortened word for “the fall of the leaves,” which marks the onset of Autumn, thus the birth of the word Fall. When the temperature starts to shift from a little colder to cold weather, it marks the beginning of another season, the winter.

When Does Weather Change?

Always make it a habit to observe any weather changes in your place. Especially if you’re new to it, it’s good to know the signs of the weather coming.

Different places around the globe have different weather systems and different weather cycles. In the North Pole, Fall comes in September while it’s winter in the South pole in the same period. However, these were the regular cycles as the world is getting affected by climate change. The weather gets a boost from global warming that changes in weather patterns and extreme weather events, climate change.

Climate change is the rise in the global temperature in reference from the 20th century up to the present. Climate change brings so much stress to the globe, especially to the weather systems; it means that the usual patterns of natural phenomena are disturbed and distorted, including the weather. 

Climate change makes the lives of the living environment severely disturbed as well. Humans, animals, and plants alike experience the phenomenal disturbances. Adjustments to the environment become formidable to adapt to the climate of the habitat that they thrive in.

The Effects Of Weather Changes

When lives are accustomed to something, it matters most when disturbances occur. There is a big adjustment to adapting to the new circumstances; one of the affected species is plants. Different plant species, both thriving above and below ground, yield to different needs and habitat conditions. Adaptation becomes necessary to survive the changing condition of their environments.

Different plants have varying needs and adaptation behavior. Some plants grow in deserts. Some also grow in cold weather, others grow in water, while others in the rainforest. That is why some plant species are found in certain regions that can not be found in others. Varieties of plants, including trees, flowers, vegetables, whether terrestrial or aquatic, have varying adaptability behavior.

The Mustards In Your Garden

Your garden can be a home to many kinds of plants, including the family of mustard greens. The botanical name of mustard greens is Brassica juncea; these species are among the mustard greens: cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, radish, turnip, kale, collards, and rapeseed. These plants thrive well in cold weather.

Mustard greens germinate well at the temperature between 45 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, best grown in Fall with its average temperature range from 26.7 to 72.7 degrees Fahrenheit. This cool-weather loving plant has dozens of types and varieties, and all of them grow just quickly with proper care and under a suitable environment and conditions. 

Like the cactus species that grows in the desert, mustard greens grow well in cold weather; that’s how unique and diverse each plant is in their growth habit and adaptability.

Maintenance and Proper Care

Mustard greens are vegetables grown by seeds or from seedlings. A two to three-week interval planting is recommended for a continuous harvest. Mustard greens can be planted in both gardens and containers, with proper spacing under plenty of sun or partial shades.

Growing mustard greens in the container are also recommended provided that it has the correct size enough to hold the plant and contain moisture for the plants’ water requirement. It should also have fertile soil that will give nutrients to the plant.

Same with other plants in your garden, mustard greens are also prone to insects and pests such as Flea beetles, Whiteflies, and Aphids; however, they suffer less compared to other cole crops.

Sometimes garden pests may be difficult to identify, but knowledge in pest control would help you arrest the problem at the onset of infestation.

Pests are harmful to humans; they can be controlled by eliminating or inhibiting their reproduction, development, or migration; this is known as pest control. Proper pest control would allow your plants to grow and mature without the pets’ intrusion, thus giving a higher success maturity rate and a good and bountiful harvest.

Takeaway

Growing vegetables during Fall are best for sun-loving plants, especially mustard greens. With proper suitable weather, appropriate habitation, proper care, and correct maintenance, these mustard greens would thrive and grow well, giving you a high production yield and a bountiful harvest.

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

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