Our wild Mustard is very unique; you cannot obtain anything like it anywhere else.
It starts growing before the last frost of spring, it is resistant to killer frost if one should one occur. It will flower very early in the spring before your Mason Bees emerge. Our seed mix consists of three varieties of wild mustard, each blooming a week or so later, than its predecessors.
What does this mean to your mason bees? When they hatch they have been without food for 6 months. They need ASAP, a reliable food supply, to recharge their body’s fat reserves, if they cannot find it within a few days, inside 100 yards of the nest, they will wander off and die!
Secondarily your mason bees need a bridge between the blossoming time of each variety of fruit trees or flowers they are feeding upon. For instance, your plum tree will bloom for two weeks in mid-April and the apple trees will not begin to bloom for three more weeks. There is a week-long famine, in-between, which is a very long time for a pollinator that lives for 8-weeks.
Rocky Pond Mustard is designed to compensate for both situations.
One more thing our mustard seeds are not an annual variety, that needs to be replanted every year it is a perennial mix, they will grow back each year.
The best time to plant your mustard seeds is in the fall. Plant on moist soil in mid-September. Press into the soil. Or plant in spring before last frost.