As with most dark leafy greens, arugula is high in a variety of nutrients.
- High in vitamin C, A, K.
- High in calcium, potassium and folate.
- Good source of iron.
Care & Harvest:
Days to sprout: 4 – 8 days
Matures in: 30 – 40 days
Taste it for: 4 – 5 weeks
- The leaves can be clipped individually or the whole plant can be harvested. The leaves taste best when the plant is young and can be harvested once they are 2-3 inches long.
- When the plant begins flowering, arugula leaves become bitter… That’s when you know the plant is done and it’s time to replace it.
- For ongoing harvests, cut off the outer leaves at a point close to the base once the leaves are large enough. You can also let the leaves grow and harvest them at full size when they’re 4 to 6 inches long. Larger leaves have a stronger flavor.