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Organic Arugula Seeds, Roquette

Eruca sativa
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A tasty salad green that does not require any special growing attention and can last all summer long. Just a few leaves adds a wonderful unique peppery, sweet flavor to any type of salad.

  • SKU: 140190
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
4 to 7 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Moist 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
43 days
Best container size
Best
Container Size:
12"+
Growing height
Growing Height:
60-90 cm (24-36")
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Eruca sativa
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.6
  • Approximate Seed Count: 300-325
  • Characteristics: organic | container friendly | easy to grow
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct | Start Indoors
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Water Needs: Moist 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Pungent, tangy and peppery
  • Tolerance: light frost tolerant
  • Preparation Ideas: Add to salads, toss in soups, cook with eggs or use is sandwiches.
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
    Growing Instructions:

    Arugula seeds can be sown directly into the garden when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is passed. Soil temperature (not air temperature) should be warmer than 7°C (45°F) for seeds to germinate. Planting at a lower temperature will delay germination. Space seeds and plant to the depth indicated below. Press seeds into the soil to ensure good contact and cover with 1.3 cm (1/2") of soil. After planting, water the seeds with a gentle mist or shower. A hard spray can wash soil away, dislodge seeds and clump them together. It is critical to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy during germination. Do not let the soil dry out, as young plants have underdeveloped roots and can quickly dehydrate, particularly in windy conditions. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below to provide good air circulation and room to grow. Thinnings can be used for salads.

    For an earlier crop, seeds can be started indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in your area. Follow the seed depth and spacing guidelines indicated below. Once all danger of frost has passed, seedlings should be hardened off before planting in their growing location. Seedlings should be transplanted according to the plant spacing directions below. Regularly monitor your plants and ensure that the soil remains moist while they establish themselves in their new environment. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below to provide good air circulation.

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  • Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
  • Seed Spacing: 2.5 cm (1")
  • Plant Spacing: 10 cm (4")
  • Row Spacing: 30 cm (12")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
Suggestions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Growing Suggestions:
  • Harvest plants when young. Older leaves can be tougher and have more of a bit.Arugula seeds can be succession planted every 2 to 3 weeks until end ofJune for a continuous supply of fresh Arugula during the summer. Once the temperatures have cooled in Fall, seed can be planted again for a Fall harvest.
  • Arugula is a cool weather crop that grows best in Spring and Fall. In hot weather, Arugula can bolt and go to seed. Bolt refers to premature seed or flower stalk production before the harvest of the vegetable and typically renders the crop unusable. Try covering plants with a shade cloth to protect them from the strong afternoon sun.
  • Plant brassicas together so they can all be covered with netting to protect them from pests such as cabbage worms.

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