I never thought I would be writing an article about the wild mustard that took over my garden. But, here I am. This is my story.
I moved into my house about a year ago. The previous owner had a beautiful garden. It was one of the things that sold me on the house. I am not much of a gardener, but I thought I could at least keep up with what was there.
The first summer was great. The garden was beautiful. I even managed to get a few vegetables out of it.
Then, last fall, I let things go. I didn’t do any fall cleanup. I just let the leaves and debris from the garden lay where they fell.
And that’s when the wild mustard took over.
The Wild Mustard That Took Over My Garden
It started with just a few plants. I didn’t think much of it. I figured they would die over the winter.
But they didn’t.
They came back stronger than ever in the spring. And they spread.
Before long, the entire garden was overrun with wild mustard.
I tried to pull them up. I tried to kill them with herbicide. Nothing worked.
The wild mustard was here to stay.
The Impact of the Wild Mustard
The wild mustard has had a profound impact on my life.
For one thing, it has made me a better gardener. I have had to learn how to deal with weeds. I have had to learn how to be patient.
The wild mustard has also made me appreciate the beauty of nature, even in the midst of chaos.
And, finally, the wild mustard has taught me that sometimes the best thing to do is just let go.
5 Actionable Items
Learn to identify wild mustard.
Pull up wild mustard plants as soon as you see them.
Apply herbicide to wild mustard plants.
Be patient when dealing with wild mustard.
Let go of the need for perfection in your garden.
Can wild mustard be eaten?
Yes, it is safe to eat wild mustard.
Is wild mustard healthy?
Yes, wild mustard is a healthy choice. It is a good source of fiber and antioxidants, and it has anti-inflammatory properties.
What’s another name for wild mustard?
A common name for wild mustard is charlock.
What does wild mustard taste like?
The taste of wild mustard is sharp and peppery.