Sow this seed every two weeks in spring for a long, delicious harvest.
Peppery-Mustardy Flavor Wakes Up the Palate!
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 100 seeds
Days to Maturity: 45
Fruit Color: Green
Seeds Per Pack: 100
Plant Height: 2 ft 5 in
Plant Width: 12 in
Additional Characteristics: Butterfly Lovers,Cut-and-Come-Again,Direct Sow,Easy Care Plants,Edible,Fragrance,Herbs
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Harvest Season: Early Summer,Late Spring,Mid Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun,Part Shade
Moisture Requirements: Dry,Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
Uses: Beds,Containers,Cuisine,Foliage Interest,Outdoor
(P)?Pkt of 100 seeds
Once a rare delicacy, Arugula is now part of the American dinner table. But for what it costs at the fresh market, growing your own is the only sane option! And it’s a good thing it’s so easy to grow — you can sow the seeds successively every 2 weeks all spring to guarantee yourself a big harvest over many months to come!
This plant reaches about 2 1/2 feet tall and 1 foot wide, with leaves best cut at 2 to 3 inches long. Cut just what you need for the next meal; each leaf that is severed stimulates production of more foliage, so a single plant can keep producing over a long season. And the flavor is so delectable when the leaves are young and tender — peppery and mustardy, with a palate-cleansing zing! Great in pesto, too — just don’t let the leaves get too big, because they will lose their tender texture with maturity.
Start seeds indoors 3 to 4 weeks before last frost. They should germinate in 3 to 4 days at 40 to 55 degrees F. When the seedlings are 4 weeks old, transplant them into rows about 18 inches apart, in full sun to dappled shade and loose, rich soil. Pkt is 100 seeds.
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