Astro Arugula Salad Green
The king of gourmet salad greens. Astro Arugula is a hardy plant with a crisp, succulent texture. The nutty flavour grows more peppery in hot weather. Maturity in 35-40 days for baby, and 50-55 days to full size. Approx. 2000 seeds/pkg.
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Sow seed in early spring, covering lightly with 1⁄8 inches of soil. Prefers a cool soil temperature for germination (4-13 degrees C). Sow thinly, 1 inch apart in rows or bands 3 inches apart. Plant every 2-3 weeks to ensure a constant supply.
Use an area with full sun to partial shade and soil pH of 6.0-7.0. Arugula will grow well in any rich garden soil.
Begin cutting leaves at 2 inches tall. Flowers are edible as well.
Pests & Diseases:
Flea beetles. Use row covers or interplant with taller companion vegetables to shelter or hide plants.
Bush bean, beet, carrot, celery, cucumber, lettuce, onion, potato, spinach.