So exciting! Our first mustard plant in our home herb garden is seeding. Never experienced this before. Watched it from the beginning. Planted the tiny seeds and it grew to creating beautiful yellow sphere flowers.
Then small pointy-ended pods starting sprouting directly off the stems. Little bumps starting forming inside the pods inside these and this is where, guessing from our side, the mustard seeds are being produced. Three different types of seeds can be produced – black, brown or white mustard seeds. All are bitter and only reveal their true flavour when they are crushed.
The small yellow blooms contain a mild, delicious mustardy flavour. These can be picked and sprinkled onto sandwiches or tossed into salads. (Young green leaves can also be added to salads).
Will keep you posted on when we open the mustard pods, which need to be picked before they open in late summer.