Arugula Baby Greens Seeds


This packet sows up to three 10"x20" flats.
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Add new flavor to everyday salads! High in vitamin C and potassium, arugula's peppery flavor is the perfect balance tossed simply with balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cheese. Arugula baby greens can be grown indoors at any time of year and are a nutrient-packed way to get your "green fix" in winter. Move containers as needed for best light exposure and temperature. Harvest when 2"–4" tall and enjoy!
$3.99 3 grams

Botanical Name: Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa

Days to Maturity: 20–28 days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Africa, Asia, Europe; exact native range obscure

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Variety Information: Soft, green leaves are slightly lobed as a baby green, with hints of red in the veins. Flavor can be described as peppery.

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 40°F; ideally 50°-70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 2 weeks until 2 weeks before your average first fall frost date.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. Sow indoors any time of year, with indoor temperatures 60°-75°F. Successive Sowings: Every 2 weeks for a continual supply. Transplanting baby greens is not recommended because they are so quick to harvest. Transplanting will slow growth and may cause plants to bolt (prematurely flower).

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"–¼"

Seed Spacing: ¾"

Thinning: Not required.

Harvesting: When seedlings emerge, the first pair of leaves to show are the cotyledons, which can look very different from the leaves that follow, called "true" leaves. Arugula baby greens are ready to harvest 20 to 28 days after sowing, when they have true leaves at 2"-4". Cool growing temperatures may slow germination and growth. For the freshest and most healthful baby greens, harvest them directly from their growing container as needed by cutting just above the soil line. For more than one harvest (up to 3 before flavor declines) leave about 1/2" of leafy growth on the small plants so they can regenerate.

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Maybe a late start or missing magic soil? I tried mixing topsoil , compost, peat moss & perlite.
Linda Lowry
Owner Response: Hi Linda, We are always here to help troubleshoot growing. We suggest growing these seeds in sterile seed-starting mix. Outside soil and compost are heavy, holding lots of water, and can contain pests and disease. You can find an article on the "Learn More" tab of this product page, tips in our seed starting article, and in the packet also.

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