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ARUGULA SEED INFO
- Botanical name: Eruca vesicaria sativa
- Depth to plant seeds: .25" deep
- Spacing between plants: 4"-6" apart
- Spacing between rows: 12"-18" apart
- Days to germinate (sprout): 4-7 days
- Germination soil temps: 40F-70F
- Soil needs: 6.0-7.0 pH
- Sun needs: Full sun, partial shade
- Frost hardy: Yes
- Planting season: Spring, fall
- # of plants per sq. ft.: Appx. 9 plants per sq. ft.
- Days to maturity: 20-45 days
Good companion plants: Arugula, Asparagus, Basil, Bean, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cardoon, Cauliflower, Clover, Collard Greens, Corn, Cucumber, Fava/Broad Bean, Hollyhock, Kale, Lettuce, Marigold, Marjoram, Mustard, Nasturtium, Oregano, Parsley, Pea, Pepper, Potato, Radish, Soybean, Sunflower, Tarragon, Thyme, Tomatillo, Tomato, Vetch, Yarrow
ADDITIONAL PLANT INFORMATION
Health Benefits of Arugula
Arugula is rich in vitamin C and potassium, and has been used as an aphrodisiac. Arugula has been acknowledged by the American Cancer Society for its anti-cancer compounds and antioxidants.
|How to Grow & Harvest Arugula (source)|
|Arugula is a hardy plant and does not have any strong preferences with regard to growing conditions. It can be grown in any well-drained fairly fertile spot or container. Arugula prefers cool weather, and is frost hardy enough that it will bear right through winter in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse. The arugula plant is grown as a longer leaved open lettuce. It is a small plant , with a compact root system, so it is easy to grow in containers or in a flat on a sunny windowsill. It is also good for inter-cropping between longer season plants.