I’m thrilled that Amy from A Nest for All Seasons is sharing some of her gardening secrets today. Aside from being a master gardener and amazing photographer, Amy has one of the sweetest souls I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and I’m so lucky to call her a friend. Her creativity is amazing, and you’re going to love her gardening tips and ideas. Whether you have a dedicated herb garden or just the wish to grow herbs on the side, Amy’s sharing a fun plant that will also spice up your kitchen– mustard!
I am so excited to be joining my friend Carrie to share one of my favorite summer plants to harvest. It might seem strange to you — it might LOOK strange to you, but MUSTARD (yes mustard!) is an easy-to-grow, hard working plant in the garden that will work wonders in the kitchen as well.
Plant mustard by seed and before you know it, you will have plants taller than your kiddos!
When you get to that point, you are ready to make some mustard! Crack open the pods into a bowl of water, allowing the seeds to drop to the bottom and the other bits to float to the top.
Skim the little bits off the top, then pour through a towel lined colander.
You might have to do this one or two times to get the seeds seperated, but it is easy work while you are waiting for the pasta water to boil on the stove.
Once the seeds are separated, let them dry a little while longer until they rattle around freely in a glass jar. (I stick ours in our DIY dehydrator for a few hours).