Wild Arugula (50 Days)
The Wild Arugula is a slower-maturing, spicier strain of arugula or roquette (Eruca sativa). Tender, dark green leaves are narrow, deeply cut, and have a more intense nutty and peppery flavor than other arugulas. Plants are short, under 8”, and slow to bolt, allowing a summer, spring, and fall harvest when planted successively. The Wild Arugula is highly recommended for those who love the piquant mesclun mixes. Use Arugula W257 for your first picking and then this one 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 a few seeds every 1-2" apart, Thin to 4-6" apart. Sow every 2-3 weeks for a continuous harvest.
How much does a packet plant: 25 foot single row
Harvest: Start cutting leaves at 2-4".
Tips: WIld Arugula should be planted 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