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Popular in France & Italy, arugula adds a spicy zip to salad, incredibly delicious with warmed goat cheese, or sauté or steam like spinach as a wonderful and healthy side. Plants look a little like a dandelion, but more open. Leaves grow best in cool weather. Leafy plants grow 6 to 12 inches tall while in the harvest stage. Once they bolt in late spring or early summer, the bloom stalks may grow 24 to 36 inches with (edible!) tan-white flowers on top, which signals that it is time to make room for warm-weather crops. You can even cut them back & pick until you finally tire and then pull them up to wait until fall to plant again.
- Type cool season annual
- Planting time early spring, fall
- Maturity 10 to 45 days after planting
- Features peppery, mustard-flavored leaves
- Light full sun is best; will tolerate partial shade
- Soil fertile, moist, but well drained
- Spacing 12 to 18 inches
- Plant size 6 to 12 inches tall, 2 to 3 feet after bolting
- Garden use in vegetable and herb gardens
- Culinary use salads and cooked greens