forage friday: mustard

Mustard, yeah, mustard! A bright happy yellow that’s growing along almost every road and empty lot. I forage mine down by the river in downtown just a few block from the house. Talk about a reasonably priced floral arrangement and kid friendly too. Add a little blue & white and you have a very summer feel!

Forage Friday: Mustard, bright happy yellow growing in every ditch. Grab some for quick floral arrangement.
blue and white with a shot of yellow mustard

 

Mustard plants are in the family Brassicaceae. There are so many different kinds of wild mustard is hard to know which is which.  Mustard seeds, even the lowly wild mustard, is used as a spice. Grinding and mixing the seeds with water, vinegar, or other liquids creates the yellow condiment known as mustard that goes on your hot dog or roast beef sandwich. The edible leaves can be eaten as mustard greens.

Forage Friday: Mustard, bright happy yellow growing in every ditch. Grab some for quick floral arrangement.

Seeds prefer to start shallow in the soil, but can hang around for up to a decade, until conditions are right for it to germinate. So don’t throw it in your compost, when your done having it around or it can be around where you don’t want.

 

Tip: if you have a container that won’t hold water like this beautiful blue flower pot just use a smaller & shorter drinking glass inside.

Want to showoff your forage finds? Use #foragefriday for Instagram or pop on Facebook and leave a photo on The Nut House Page

Have a great weekend! Try something new!

lorin

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