Eruca sativa. Annual.
Also known as rocket or roquette, arugula’s tasty young leaves add a delightfully spicy flavor to fresh salads and pasta sauces. Very easy and quick to grow. Plant every three weeks for a constant source of tender greens.
Planting & Harvesting
Seed Depth: 1/4” (6mm)
Plant Space: 6” (15cm)
Row Space: 12” (30cm)
Sprouts In: 5-10 days
Select a location with full sun to part shade. Grows well in almost any soil, but the most sweet and tender leaves are produced in fertile soil with plenty of water, especially during hot weather.
Cut plants near ground level when leaves are 2-4” long. The plants bolt (produce a seed stalk) quickly in hot weather.