Arugula is one of my favorite greens, we enjoy it on sandwiches and in salads throughout most of the year. This particular variety has been growing in my garden for 10-15 years. I started saving seed from it because it survived the winters with no extra protection. With protection it can be grown and harvested throughout much of the winter. If allowed to flower, the white blooms are much loved by pollinators and make a beautiful addition to salads.
DAYS TO MATURITY
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Arugula prefers a fertile, well-drained soil, with a pH range of 6.0-6.8 in full sun to part shade. Direct seed 1/8″ deep from early spring or sow in cell packs and transplant. Germination should be quick, generally in 5-7 days. Keep soil moist to avoid bolting. Flea beetles can be a big issue with arugula, though the leaves can still be harvested and eaten.