Brother Nature Seeds

Arugula

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Seed Details:
Cold hardy annual salad green. Self-sows if left to go to seed in warmer climates. That quality makes it a great addition to a salad lover's garden as it is a perpetual cycle that consistently provides dark green leaves have a strong spicy flavour and aroma. Plant in late August for early spring harvest. Sow every 2 to 3 weeks when harvesting for a steady supply for your salads and garnishes. Goes very well in Pesto. May also be sauteed in olive oil. Tasty!!
Instructions:
Direct sow. 2 mm deep in early Spring. Keep moist and protected from the hot afternoon sun. Germination is in 5 - 10 days. Easiest plant in our selection to grow.
Habitat:
Arugula does best in moist conditions and appreciates protection from the heat by mulching. Protection from heat will reduce bolting in hotter weather and climates.
History:
Arugula dates as far back as the first century throughout the Mediterranean and Southern parts of Europe. Its popularity in the modern-day has increased rapidly to spice up salads with its peppery leaves
Historic Uses:
Romans were known to use Arugula for both its leaves and the seed. The seeds were used to flavour olive oil and were a required ingredient in the making of an aphrodisiac. Arugula is high in calcium, vitamin C & beta-carotene. Its vitamin content is also proven a cancer fighter and antioxidant.
Seed #:211
Variety:Heirloom
Colour:Green
Temperature (C):15 - 21
Zone:2+
Blooms:35 days
Site:Part Shade
Quantity:100
Height (cm):20 - 30
Spread (cm):10 - 15
Deer Resistant
Scented
Drought Tolerant
Attracts Butterflies