Friday, August 30, 2019

Rocket Arugula

Arugula (or Rocket) is a vegetable in the cabbage family known for its peppery tasting leaves. Great tasting in salads and on pizza. The plant bolts rapidly, so continuously sow it for a harvest all season. It is incredibly easy to save seeds from it too. (Article coming soon!)


Annual or Perennial?: Annual
Germination time: 5-12 days
Days until maturity: 40 - 70 days
Light requirements: Partial Shade - Full Sun
Plant size: Small
Spacing: 4 - 6 inches for baby leaf; 12 - 18 inches for large leaf harvest
Temperature: Cold weather
Difficulty: Easy
Traits: Quick Bolting
Companion plants:
Special needs: Bolts fast. Edible Flowers

When to plant: Plant Arugula in Fall months in warm climates, and in early spring for colder climates.

How to grow: Arugula is a vegetable that likes water and cool weather. It will bolt in hot weather fast. You can grow in containers, from 1 gallon and above. Needless to say, the larger the container, the bigger the plant will grow.

How to harvest: Cut leaves off the plant when ready to use. Cut and come again is a very useful strategy. If it grows a flower stalk, the flowers are edible and can be added to salads.

Young Plants
Big Plant
Flower Stalk
Arugula leaf

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