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Growing Mustard greens, also gai choy

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06 Aug 12 Frank Ryan (Australia - temperate climate)
Am growing mustard to dig bach into the soil. My question is at what stage of plants should I pull and dig in. They have not yet flowered.
22 Aug 16 Rosemaria (Australia - temperate climate)
A friend just told me you dig them in just before they flower, If that helps, Frank.
07 Aug 12 Daryl Walter (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
dig in before they flower
06 Aug 12 hz (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I did this twenty years ago with giant red mustard. I always let a few plants on the edges go to seed, and strew the seed. I still have volunteer red mustard, and so can add some young leaves into a salad if I wish, but also benefit from the chemicals it produces when dug in to the soil to deter nematodes. Dig it in whenever you are ready by the way !
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