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Arugula

Arugula

Arugula seeds are ideal for gardens, ripen quickly and develop into a delicate annual. The plant is quite frost-resistant. Arugula is rich in essential nutrients such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium, vitamins A and C, and at the same time consists of more than 90% water and only 25 calories per 100 g. The mustard flavor of the leaves is ideal for use in salads. , sauces, sandwiches, pizza fresh or lightly fried.
Arugula, a mustard herb native to the Mediterranean, is famous all over the world today. However, the British have cultivated it for centuries in the first gardens in New England. 
While arugula is a healthy, low-calorie option for many diets, it is rarely used for anything other than cooking.

 

How to grow Arugula Roquette from seeds:

  • Sowing: Arugula is best for spring or falls growing because excess heat causes bitterness on the leaves. Sow the arugula directly in the sun or partial shade after the last frost, 1/4 "dеep and 3-6" apart in rows 10 "apart. To ensure a consistent harvest, plant a new crop every 2-3 weeks until the heat of the summer. For a fall harvest, plant arugula sеeds in latе summеr. Arugula can be grown in a container, in a greenhouse in winter, or in a cold frame.
  • Plant Spacing: 3-6″.
  • Growing of Arugula Roquette: Arugula tolerates light frosts, but you should protect the plant from severe frosts. The soil should be moist; a layer of mulch will help with this. Beware of aphids and insect pests, remove weeds in time
  • Arugula Roquette Soil Requirements for: Keep the soil evenly moist.
  • Arugula Roquette Seeds Days to Germination: 21 days.
  • Light Preference of Arugula Roquette: Full Sun.
  • Life Cycle of Arugula Roquette: Annual.
  • How and When to Harvest Arugula Roquette: The first crop of leaves can be harvested two to three weeks after planting when they reach 2-3″ in length. Smaller leaves have a more delicate texture and delicate aroma than larger leaves, which can be pretty intense and rich in flavоr. Blooming arugula makes the leaves too bitter, although the flowers are edible and serve as a great garnish. Store the harvested leaves in the refrigerator and use them within about six days.
  • Arugula Roquette Days to Maturity: up to 45 days.
  • Arugula Roquette's Seed Saving: Roquette Arugula seed pods explode when ripe and therefore require special attention. They should be trimmed when they are brown and almost dry. Dry them in a protected area, covered with a cloth to prevent seed loss if the pods explode. Remove debris from Roquette Arugula seeds and store them in a cool, dry place for up to four years.
FAST FACTS:
  • Common Names: Perennial Wall Rocket, Wild Rocket, Sand Rocket, Lincoln Weed, White Rocket, Wild Italian Arugula, Sylvetta Arugula.
  • Latin Name: Diplotaxis tenuifolia
  • Species Origin: Europe, Western Asia
  • Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • USDА Zоnes: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Seeds per Ounce: 20,000
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Height: 24 Inches
  • Color: Green
  • Uses: Culinary
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