This is probably a simple question but I just want to know any common advice for collecting seeds from mustard greens.
4-5 self-seeded mustards (Brassica juncea) popped up in the autumn and I just let them go to be green manure, but I've neglected to hoe them back into the soil so far. Now the seed pods are getting quite large and so I may as well collect those before turning the plants into green manure. Any advice on how I can collect as much mustard seed as possible from them?
- Do I remove the stalks (that contain the pods) from the plant now (they're not yet brown)?
- I assume I'm then supposed to hang up the stalks some place safe where they won't be disturbed until completely dried.
- Do I need to put bags or containers under the stalks in case the seeds start dropping out by themselves?