The peppery onion taste is popular in salads, Italian cooking and sauteed with vegetables. Use as a substitute for spinach. High in vitamins A and C, low in calories. Grows best in well-drained, sandy soil. Pinch flower buds as soon as they appear to prolong harvest. As the leaves grow larger, the flavor becomes stronger. Provide shade if growing in the hottest part of the summer. The leaves are best if used fresh, or can be frozen.
Exposure: Full to partial sun
Matures: 45 days
Spacing: 18-24″ apart
Kid Friendly: No
Container Friendly: Yes
DIG THIS! about Arugula Rocket:
Arugula adds an interesting taste combination when mixed with baby lettuce because of its rich, peppery flavor. It is excellent in soups, just add toward the end of the cooking time. The arugula plant is totally edible except for the roots!