Growing Arugula


How to Provide

Arugula is calorie low and nutrient rich. It is known to prevent cancer, prevent macular degeneration (eyes), is low in oxalate (an anti-nutrient), contributes to bone health, can aid in weight loss and is high in antioxidants, vitamin C, A, and K. Arugula is also mineral rich and is a good source of calcium, iron, potassium, manganese and phosphorous.

At the end of January; sow seeds in succession (enough for one week’s harvest plus a little contingency) and repeat weekly. Sow Arugula in seedling trays in soil that is between 40-55oF at ¼” depth. It will take about 5-7 days to germinate. Starting indoors ensures good germination and prevents hours of thinning out crowded seedlings.

Transplant seedlings one week after germination into soil with a temperature of 50-65oF. The pH range should be between 6.0-7.0. Plant in rows giving 1” spacing between each seedling…

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