Arugula (38 Days)
Arugula is a somewhat pungent salad green. Young leaves are sort of nutty and mustardy. Older leaves can become unpleasantly bitter, but the flowers are edible and attract pollinators. It is wise to protect Arugula from flea beetles with a row cover. This is the best variety for our March-April planting and May-June harvests. Wild Arugula is better for the rest of the summer.
Germination: 3-7 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-70ºF
Seed Sowing Depth: ¼ inch deep
Sowing Outdoors: Early spring through late summer and fall. Sow heavy seeded rows, 40-50 seeds per foot. Sow every 2-3 weeks for a continuous harvest.
How much does a packet plant: 10-12 foot single row
Harvest: Start cutting leaves at 2-4".
Tips: Plant Arugula in fertile, well drained soil. Work in compost or well rotted manure into your soil before planting if needed. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth. Use row cover to control flea beetles. When arugula bolts the flowers are edible and attract pollinators