The arugula is a cool-season, fast growing, crop that is best harvested before blooming although the blooms may be eaten too. It takes 5 to 8 days for the arugula to germinate and about 35 days to harvest time.
I have used the arugula instead of lettuce in salads and on sandwiches. It is a great source of vitamin A, C, and K. I also use the arugula in soups and strews treating it pretty much like spinach.
As with leafy green, the arugula is somewhat difficult to keep fresh for a longer time in the fridge, but I understand that it may be blanched, cooled, and packed for the freezer. I have to try this myself because I have a good crop that will mature faster than I can eat.
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