Arugula (Eruca sativa) - 200 Seeds

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Arugula (Eruca sativa) - 200 Seeds

•Heirloom
•Non-GMO
•American grown seeds
•Annual
•USDA Zones 3-12

Description:
Arugula is the perfect herb to add flavor to your salad with its delicious spicy flavor. Cut in 20 days for baby leaf or grow it for 40 days to harvest the mature leaves. Dark green leaves grow in loose heads and have their best flavor when they are 2-3" long. Sow Arugula seeds every three weeks for a continuous harvest.


Culinary Uses:
Arugula is frequently served raw in salads. The peppery flavor pairs nicely with other strong flavors like salty cheeses, bright citrus, and more. It's also used to top cooked pizzas or whirled into pesto. The greens can also be sautéed for a mild side dish or added to soups, pasta, and other dishes.


Medicinal Uses:
Arugula is full of antioxidants -- compounds that can protect against or reverse damage to your cells. Arugula also has glucosinolates. These natural substances, which give arugula its bitter taste and strong scent, may protect you against certain cancers, including breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers. Arugula may also fight inflammation. It has ample vitamin K, which is good for your bones and may help prevent osteoporosis.


Growing Instructions:
When all danger of frost has passed, direct sow arugula in full sun or partial shade, 1/4" deep and 3-6" apart in rows 10" apart. For continuous harvest, plant a new crop every 2-3 weeks until the heat of summer. Arugula tastes better when grown as a spring or fall crop since excess heat causes bitterness in the leaves. For a fall crop, plant the seeds in late summer. Arugula also grows well as a container plant or throughout winter in a greenhouse or a cold frame. Arugula can tolerate light frost, but if heave frost comes, provide protection for the plant. Keep arugula soil moist. Adding a layer of mulch can help with this.


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