The Red Giant Mustard will reach about 18 inches in height and width. As with all mustards, the young tender leaves make the best greens. Red Giant’s leaves are succulent and have a savory peppery taste that is great not only with the catfish but with poultry, and even Italian sausage.
The Red Giant offers more cold-hardiness than the lettuce and is generally equal with kale and cabbage, so put it at the top of your list. The cool season landscape can be beautiful and edible too but don’t wait — now is the time to get them going. Visit your local garden center this weekend.
Norman Winter is director of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, and author of “Tough-as-Nails Flowers for the South” and “Captivating Combinations Color and Style in the Garden.”
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