Fast and easy.
Spicy, tender leaves and flowers for salads with mouth-watering flavor.
Self-sows, attracts beneficial insects, makes a great understory in summer,
with peppers, tomatoes, or corn to shade it. Arugula should be planted every couple of weeks in spring and summer, as it bolts fast. You will want the tender leaves from younger plants for salad, but many gardeners let a few flower and go to seed. They will attract pest-fighting insects and scatter seed for the next crop.
BOTANICAL NAME: Eruca sativa
Does well in any good garden soil that is well drained. Start in flats in succession spring through fall. Protect from hot sun-in summer, does well as an understory beneath taller plants like tomatoes and peppers. Transplant 12" apart. Leaves can begin to be harvested six weeks after planting. Flowers are edible, and draw beneficial insects.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: A/Spacing 8-12"
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