Arugula is a leafy green in the Brassicaceae Family that is closely related to Mustard. It is considered a cruciferous vegetable and has a distinctively pleasant, peppery flavour. Also known as rocket or Italian Cress, Arugula is a popular base for salads and can be combined with a wide variety of other foods that complement its unique taste.
As it is high in vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals - Arugula is often praised for its numerous health benefits. While it can be cooked, doing so will slightly change its flavour and will reduce some of its vitamin content. For optimal health benefits and flavor, Arugula is best if consumed raw.
Growing arugula in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Brassicaceae
Nutritional Information For Arugula
Nutritional Facts - per 100/g
|Nutrient||Amount||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||0.1 g||-|
|Dietary Fiber||1.6 g||-|
How to Grow Arugula in Your GardenSoxx®
Can be sown outdoors directly from seed at the very beginning of the growing season (1-2 weeks before the final frost), ¼” deep in the soil and about 6 inches apart. Plant in an area of the garden that receives at least 6 hours of full sun per day. Soil should be kept moist but well-drained for best results.
Arugula Seed to Harvest Time: 6-8 Weeks
How to Harvest Arugula
When ready to harvest, cut the leaves about an inch up from the leaf base, leaving the base and roots in the ground. Arugula leaves will re-grow from the base, allowing you to harvest multiple times during the growing season.