Aromatic, Many Uses, Easy to Grow
This salad green has a spicy tang that adds a real zest to salads and other dishes. It is fast growing and easy to grow and can be grown almost year round.
Seed Depth: .25 in.
Row Spacing: 12 in.
Seed Spacing: 1 in.
Plant Spacing: 6 in.
Days to Sprout: 5-7
Days to Harvest: 25-40
Arugula is a cool weather crop. Seed can be sown in winter, spring and fall in mild climates. Sow seed in 2 week intervals for prolonged harvest.
Thin when plants are 1 inch high (eat the thinnings). Mulch to keep the plants cool and to retain moisture. Water frequently but lightly. Fertilize with a 10-10-10 or similar fertilizer.
Pull up entire plant when leaves are young and tender or harvest only young leaves from plant center leaving the plant to produce a second crop.
Harvest in early morning when leaves are crisp and full of moisture.
Source of Vitamin A, C and Folic Acid.