Arugula

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Eruca vesicaria ssp. sativa

25-40 days. Peppery green popular with chefs, it is easy to grow and a great way to satisfy your craving for greens in early spring. This is a standard salad arugula which also makes excellent wilted greens and stir fry.

How to grow it:

Direct sow up to 4 weeks before the average last frost. Do not transplant. Quite cold tolerant and more mild tasting in cooler weather, get this one started early to beat the heat as well as the pests. Harvest leaves young by cutting the whole plant. Plant successively every two weeks to keep you in young greens.  

Pest concerns:

Tiny black western flea beetles can feed heavily on brassica seedlings, causing tiny shot gun holes in the leaves.  Plants are particularly vulnerable in their seedling stage, and growth may be significantly slowed/the plant lost if feeding is heavy. Where they are a problem, cover plants with a light row-cover at planting to exclude beetles and egg-laying mamas.

Seed specs:

Packet size:  .05 oz.

Germ%: 90