Classic Arugula

30-40 days. Our classic garden Arugula is a must-grow for all of us who covet fresh Salad Greens. This heirloom has deeply lobed, dark green leaves that can grow to a mature 8″ long. (OP.)

One packet of about 1000 seeds
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#2900
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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), and 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 Mache, Endive and Lettuce, sandwiches, as a bed for poultry or fish, and as homegrown Sprouts. To broaden the range of texture and flavor in your garden and salads, don t forget to plant some of these specialty Salad Greens: Arugula, Asian Greens, Chervil, Claytonia, Cress, Dandelion Greens, Endive, Escarole, Frisee, Giant Red Mustard, Komatsuna, Lettuce, Mache, Mibuna, Minutina, Mizuna, Orach, Radicchio, Salad Blends, Sorrel, Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Tatsoi.

    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), and 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 Mache, Endive and Lettuce, sandwiches, as a bed for poultry or fish, and as homegrown Sprouts. To broaden the range of texture and flavor in your garden and salads, don t forget to plant some of these specialty Salad Greens: Arugula, Asian Greens, Chervil, Claytonia, Cress, Dandelion Greens, Endive, Escarole, Frisee, Giant Red Mustard, Komatsuna, Lettuce, Mache, Mibuna, Minutina, Mizuna, Orach, Radicchio, Salad Blends, Sorrel, Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Tatsoi.

Average seed life: 1 year.
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