About Garlic Mustard
Alliaria petiolata, or Garlic Mustard, is an herbaceous, biennial, flowering plant in the mustard (Brassicaceae) family. It is native to Europe, western and central Asia, and Africa. It was introduced to North America as a culinary herb in 1860. It has become invasive in many states in the USA. In the wild, it is often found in damp hedgerows, edges of woods and shady places.
Also known as
Jack-by-the-hedge, Garlic root, Hedge garlic, Sauce-alone, Jack-in-the-bush, Penny hedge and Poor man's mustard
How to care for Garlic Mustard
Garlic Mustard needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Garlic Mustard may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Garlic Mustard after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.