Eruca sativa

Sprouts in: 7 - 14 days
Enjoy for: 30 - 35 days
Plant is edible!
Grows best at: 18°C to 24°C (64.4°F to 75.2°F)

  • Arugula is a heat sensitive plant that produces more growth if grown at 64 to 72 °F (18 to 22°C).
  • You may start harvesting single leaves approximately 25 days after planting or harvest the whole plant after one month of growing - it is up to you.
  • Harvest the whole pod in 30 to 35 days - at this point it tastes best and has the highest nutritional value.
  • If your Arugula starts to flower, you can use these edible little white flowers to garnish your dishes... But don't expect it to grow more edible leaves after that - the plant is done after flowering.

Fun facts!

  • Arugula has been an edible herb in the Mediterranean area since Roman times. It was mentioned by various classical authors as an aphrodisiac.
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