Also known as "rocket" or "rocket", arugula is a fast-growing cold season
leafy herb that gives salads a strong mustard flavor. Here's how to plant and grow arugula in your
Arugula comes to Western Asia via Turkey through warm regions of Europe, namely Italy and the
A member of the Brassicaceae family, it is a relative of other common garden plants such as cabbage, broccoli, and kale.
Arugula is often found in mesklana seed mixtures because it grows quickly and has a brighter flavor than most vegetables. If planted in early spring or early autumn,
young leaves can be harvested 6 to 8 weeks after sowing.
Seeds germinate quickly in cool soil and 4,444 seedlings can tolerate light frost, but nevertheless consider protecting your plants with 4,444 hoods or beds!
Arugula is not very picky about soil quality and is an excellent choice for container gardens.
Arugula seeds germinate at soil temperatures up to 4°C (40°F), so plant
outdoors in the spring as soon as the soil is ready for cultivation. See local frost dates.
Sow in late summer or early fall for fall or winter harvest.
Planting Site Selection and Preparation
Arugula grows best in nutrient-rich, well-drained soil, while
tolerates a variety of conditions. Prefers slightly acidic soils with a pH of 6-7.
For best results, plant in a sunny location (more than 6 hours of sunlight). Arugula grows even in partial sun.
Avoid planting arugula in areas that have recently been planted with relatives (other brassicas). Because pests and diseases can persist.
How to Plant
¼" deep and about 1" apart at 10" spacing.
send arugula seeds alone or mixed with other salad greens.
seeds will germinate in about a week (or slightly longer in cold soil).
germination of arugula by soaking the seeds in water
for several hours before planting.
Sow new seeds every 2-3 weeks for a lasting harvest!
Maintain evenly moist soil. Helps prevent curling in warm weather.
For salads, thin the seedlings about 6 inches apart using shears.
Provides some shade in the warmer months to reduce heat stress and prevent gunfire.
Arugula Harvesting Methods
Young leaves are the tastiest. Older leaves are tougher and can take more than
when plant is 23 inches long.
Pull whole plants or cut individual leaves as needed.
White flowers are also edible.