mustard through the stages

Here is some mustard I grew one year.  I started it from seed in our front garden bed in the late summer.  I ate most of it, because my other family members were not stoked on its spicy taste.

When I could eat no more I let it flower.  By now it was springtime.  The white butterflies (cabbage moths) and other flying creatures loved the nectar that the flowers provided.  They flocked to our yard and were really lovely flying all around.  When it went to seed I collected the seeds in brown paper bags.   When fall came around again I used the saved mustard seeds in my homemade pickles.

Full cycle

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About Erin O'Neill

Hi, my name is Erin O'Neill. I am a part time urban homesteader and a full time homemaker and new mom. I enjoy canning my own food, crafting, raising chickens and working my bit of land. This blog is for anyone who wants to hear about the day to day struggles and successes of incorporating the old ways of life back into today's busy world.
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