Arugula growing in a garden.
A perfectly harvested arugula
A spicy salad green.
Arugula tastes differently depending on how early you harvest the plant. The younger you harvest the arugula, the less spicy it tastes. Keep that in mind when planning your meals around arugula.
It is easy to grow and matures quickly, ensuring a satisfying harvest about a little over 1 month after seeds are planted. High in vitamin A and potassium.
How to Grow
4 plants per sq ft
Approx. time to harvest
30 to 40 days
Every other day
Planting: Plant seeds or seedlings about ¼ inch deep and 1 inch apart.
Thinning: Thin seedlings so there is 2 inches of space between remaining plants.
Harvesting: Begin to harvest leaves when they are ~2.5-3 inches long.