Arugula - Slow Bolt

Seed Amount:

Eruca sativa  43 days. An easily grown green that adds a tangy, peppery flavor to salads. Plant in the spring and again in the fall. Use only young leaves when about 2 to 3 inches long.  Approx. 14,000 seeds/oz.

Growing Arugula Microgreens

Arugula Seeds: eruca sativa
Seeding: Approximately 1 Oz for a 10"x20" tray
Seed Presoak: No
Growing Medium: hydroponic, soil
Preferred Medium: hydroponic for microgreens, soil for baby greens
Germination Rate: high
Germination Time: 2 to 3 days
Microgreens Harvest time: 8 to 12 days
Microgreens Ideal Harvest: 10 days
Baby Salad / Adult Stage Harvest: 16+ days (grow in soil)
Micro Greens Color: green
Micro Greens Flavor: peppery
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  • Microgreens & baby salad greens
  • Garnishes & sandwiches
  • Sprouting
  • Survival Food Storage
  • Gardening
  • Cooking & seasoning
  • More

Notes & Growing Tips:

Arugula is a little tougher to grow, and grows a bit more slowly than other micros. You can harvest past 10 days for a larger leaf, or at about 10 days for a smaller leaf. It’s a favorite and generally considered a staple of the spicier side of micro greens and baby salad greens. The peppery taste gets less intense as it gets bigger. Arugula does not like direct light. Allow to green up and grow in indirect light. Too much light makes the crop look burnt and unhealthy. When it grows in a mix with other seeds it is a perfect fit, as it grows slower so will naturally end up shaded by other faster growers around it.

Flavor & Culinary Tips:

On immediate taste, arugula has an almost buttery flavor, followed by a bold, bitter, garlic-like flavor.

***Note: Although we have indicated the specific medium that this particular seed prefers, you can still experiment with either soil or hydroponic mediums. Results may vary.

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