Arugula is an easy-to-grow, aromatic salad green, with slightly more peppery/nutty flavor than the cultivated variety and is rich in nutrients. Native to the Mediterranean it was a popular salad plant in the Roman times. The deeply lobed leaves provide variety in salads and great flavor to sandwiches and as a garnish. Use the leaves when young and small and re-seed often for continued harvest. Wild arugula pesto is an absolute favorite and it is also a great candidate for container gardens and winter microgreens! It can germinate at temperatures as low as 40 degrees F. Wild Arugula gets a bit bitter when temperatures reach 80 degrees so plant in spring and fall. Let them go to flower for the pollinators in the mid-summer. The flowers are tasty too.
Germ: 5-7 days
Maturity: 30-40 days
Net Wt. per Packet: 500 mg
Approximate Seed Count: 273 Seeds/Packet
Plant: Sow directly into loose, fertile garden soil that has been improved with compost 3-4 weeks before last frost date. Plant successively every 20-30 days until mid-summer. During the warmer days of mid-summerplantings can be in partial or diffuse shade for the best flavor and tenderness.
Care: Keep soil moist through germination, then water regularly. Thin young seedlings to 6″ (15cm).
Harvest: Pick individual leaves when 3-6″ long for best flavor or cut entire plant before flowers form.
Health: Arugula is a good source of Vitamins A, C and K, iron and calcium.