Ed Hume Seeds

Arugula

ARUGULA (Rocket)


A spicy, slightly pungent herb used for greens, seasoning and adding its peppery flavor to Italian style salads and other dishes. Approximately 45 days to maturity.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Sow seed directly outdoors from early through mid-spring and again in late summer for a fall crop. Cover seed with 1/8 inch fine soil.

SPACING: Space rows about 18 inches apart.

THINNING: When plants are about 12 inches tall, gradually thin to 6 inches apart. Enjoy young thinned greens in a salad.

GERMINATION. - Approximately one week. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Arugula is very easy and quick growing. Prefers a sunny location during the cooler part of the growing season .  To avoid going to seed, harvest outer leaves as plant matures or cut back plant to encourage growth. Keep well watered during hot weather.

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