Growing Instructions - Arugula

Originating in the Mediterranean area as an edible herb, Arugula has quickly become a popular salad staple in European and North American cuisine. It is a peppery salad green rich in vitamin C and potassium. Arugula is broken down into two categories – Salad Rocket: A quick growing mild green typical in North American markets. Wild Rocket: A slow growing flavourful green, the mainstay in European markets.

HOW TO GROW:

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CULTIVATION TIPS:

  • Sow outdoors from early spring to autumn every two weeks to insure steady supply; can be grown in glasshouse or tunnel during winter months
  • At a minimum soil temperature of 15C/60F, salad rocket will germinate in 3-5 days; wild rocket germinates in 7-9 days
  • Flea beetles are the main pest; control with floating row covers