Arugula

Vegetables

Summary

Arugula is an edible annual plant in the family Brassicaceae used as a leaf vegetable for its fresh, tart, bitter, and peppery flavor.

Description

Arugula is a leafy vegetable with irregular, lobed leaves that are tender and delicious when small and young, but which turn bitter as they age. The taste is said to be peppery or mustardy, and the leaves are often added raw to salads or as a garnish on sandwiches or added to stir-fries or soups.

Additional Info

As a cool-season leafy vegetable, arugula is usually planted either in the spring for early summer harvest, or in the late summer for fall harvest. It is a fast-growing vegetable that matures in 40 to 50 days.

Varieties

Red Dragon


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Growing Tips

Arugula is a fast-growing green that is perfect for the early spring garden, but it can also be planted in the late summer for a fall harvest. Start by scattering the seeds over prepared soil, then press them down firmly. The seeds are small and should barely be covered with soil. As the seeds germinate and begin to grow, thin the seedlings to a 4- to 6-inch spacing.

Watering

The biggest maintenance chore is keeping your arugula well watered. Regular water will keep plants from bolting too quickly.

Fertilizing

Arugula grows so fast that a single application of a high-nitrogen fertilizer or rich compost mixed into the soil at planting time is usually all that is needed. Additional feeding is required only if the leaves are light green and clearly undernourished, as sometimes happens in very poor soil.


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