Arugula is a member of the mustard family and boasts a continental lineage. It is also called Rocket, Roquette, Rucola, Garden rocket, Rocket, Eruca, Arugula, Gargeer, Roka. It is a compact, dark green plant grown for its strongly-flavored, peppery leaves. Packed with nutrition and antioxidant properties, arugula is rich in protein, riboflavin, thiamin, zinc, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid and copper. It assists in reducing cholesterol, maintaining blood sugar and lowers the chances of heart disease.
Sowing Time: N/A Sowing Distance : 20 – 30 cms plant to plant Fruit Weight : N/A Fruit Shape : N/A Days to Maturity : 35 – 40 days
Grow Guide: PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS
Plant Arugula in the spring after the hard frost has passed or in cooler months when the soil temperatures start to decline.
Sow shallowly in rows around ¼ inch deep and thin to 10 inches apart.
Arugula self-seed in many regions. However, the germination process takes place in 7-10 days.
MANURE: Arugula grows well in full sun. However, light shade can be of help during the hottest time of the season.
SOIL: Arugula prefers moist, rich, well-composted soil with pH ranging from 6 to 6.5.
TEMPERATURE: Arugula grows well in moderate temperatures(18-24C). However, they can be damaged by frosts.
WATERING: Make sure that the soil is evenly moist and well-drained with no excess water.
HOW TO HARVEST
The ideal time to harvest chamomile flowers is in the morning, when the dew has evaporated and the sun is not that high.
Select the open flowers and pinch the stalk just below the head of the flower.
Pop off the bloom and accumulate them in a firm basket which is tightly woven .
The bloomed ones will give you the chamomile seeds. It will allow the plants to self-seed next year’s patch too.