Perfect Plant for Living Walls & Container/Apartment Gardening!
Sow this seed every two weeks in spring for a long, delicious harvest.
Peppery-Mustardy Flavor Wakes Up the Palate!
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 150 seeds.
Item Form (P) Pkt of 150 seeds
Seeds Per Pack 150
Plant Height 2 ft 5 in
Plant Width 12 in
Additional Characteristics Fragrance, Herbs, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Edible
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist, well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal, loamy