How to grow Arugula

Arugula growing leaf plant of the genus Eruca also known as Eruca sativa, Salad rocket, Rucola or roquette, Arugula annual plant used as edible for the leaves, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting.

Arugula leaves

Leaves edible color green the leaves in ovate shape and can be deeply lobed.

Flower color white with four petals with yellow pollens.

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Requirements for Arugula growing and care:

Cool winter

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn in warm climate

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, pieris (butterfly)

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Just for harvest and in the end of the season

Size of the plant?
20-80 cm, 8-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White with four petals with yellow pollens

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
In cold climate spring – summer / in warmer climate autumn – winter – spring

How to harvest the leaves?
Two possibility separate leaves in the base of the leaf or all the leaves of the plant

Information about leaves:
Green leaves in ovate shape and can be deeply lobed

Uses of Name leaves:
Salad, eat raw

Scientific name:

Eruca sativa

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

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