Rustic Arugula

50-60 days. At our first bite, we were blown away by Rustic Arugula's very special nutty, earthy flavor. Some of our group were actually speechless for a moment, even though we were talking about our favorite subject: vegetables! This is a smaller, wilder Arugula featuring fine, deeply-indented dark green leaves which resist bolting in heat. Rustic takes longer to germinate than other Arugula but is worth the wait. Keep the soil evenly moist until germination. Traditionally grown in the hills of Italy, this pungent, lively green is typically found in peasant-style salads. Rustic is outstanding on pizza: top crust with chopped leaves, roasted Garlic, raisins (for a touch of Tuscany) and goat cheese. (OP.)

One packet of about 250 seeds
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  • Direct-sow Arugula as soon as the ground can be worked in the early spring and sow every two weeks through fall for successive scissor- or mature harvest. Sow thickly for scissor-harvested baby leaves, and thin out to 6" apart for mature plants. Use garden fabric to protect it from flea beetles that cause the tiny pin-size holes. Use shade netting to protect it from the heat of high summer when it can bolt and become too tangy. An excellent choice for overwintering, Arugula launches itself out of the ground quickly, hence its nickname, Rocket. Its stimulating, tangy taste has been coveted since Roman times, and is perfect in mixed garden salads with softer-flavored greens like Mâche, Endive and Lettuce, in sandwiches, as a bed for poultry or fish, and as homegrown sprouts.

    Average seed life: 1 year.
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Direct-sow Arugula as soon as the ground can be worked in the early spring and sow every two weeks through fall for successive scissor- or mature harvest. Sow thickly for scissor-harvested baby leaves, and thin out to 6" apart for mature plants. Use garden fabric to protect it from flea beetles that cause the tiny pin-size holes. Use shade netting to protect it from the heat of high summer when it can bolt and become too tangy. An excellent choice for overwintering, Arugula launches itself out of the ground quickly, hence its nickname, Rocket. Its stimulating, tangy taste has been coveted since Roman times, and is perfect in mixed garden salads with softer-flavored greens like Mâche, Endive and Lettuce, in sandwiches, as a bed for poultry or fish, and as homegrown sprouts.

Average seed life: 1 year.
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