If you want to grow a different kind of leafy green vegetable in your garden, try arugula. It’s easy to grow and makes a tasty addition to a salad or sandwich. As its other common name, garden rocket, implies, it is a fast-growing plant, ready for harvest only three to six weeks after sowing the seeds. You usually cut back an arugula when you harvest it. If you cut it back at the right time, the leaves will have the perfect flavor and the plant may send up a couple more harvests.
What is arugula? It’s a specialty item in the lettuce section of your grocery that can be costly. Growing arugula from seed is easy either in your garden or in a pot on your balcony. Learn more in this article.