- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 10 Inches
- Mature Spread 12 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 8 - 10
Arugula is a fast-growing green with a spicy, peppery taste that adds a distinctive flavor to salads or a sandwich. The narrow leaves have a central midrib and wavy edges. The leaves can be harvested at any time between July and October. This plant continually pushes out new growth for the entire growing season.
Arugula Plant Care
Arugula is a cool-weather plant, meaning it does best in the spring or the fall when the temperatures are cooler. The high heat of summer is too warm for the delicate foliage. Plant Arugula in full sunlight in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Let the soil dry out before watering, water the soil around the plant, and leave the foliage dry when possible.
Growing Arugula Plant
Harvest Arugula leaves when the plant is about 6 inches tall or after about three weeks. Grow this plant in full sun and space plants about 12 inches apart. Start to grow Arugula when the temperature is still chilly, but after there is no longer a threat of frost.
Arugula has an upright growth habit and a shallow root system, making it an excellent container plant. Select a container about 10 inches wide with a drainage hole. Arugula is an annual, so repotting is unnecessary.
Watering Arugula Plant
Wait until the soil dries out before watering Arugula. Saturate the soil when watering to give the roots a deep drink.
Feeding Arugula Plant
Arugula is a fast-growing plant that will continue to grow throughout the summer. Fertilizing the plant helps it continue to push out new growth as you harvest established leaves. Feed Arugula every two weeks, using a balanced fertilizer.
Arugula Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 10 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Features: Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Goodness Grows|
|Common Name: Arugula Plant|
|Scientific Name: SIMPLY SALAD 'Arugula'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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