We have been busy on the farm planting spring salad greens. Arugula is one of my favorites!

As I’m seeding it, all I think of is a fresh arugula salad with shaved parmesan, YUM!

You plant arugula as soon as the soil is 45-55 degrees and can be easily worked.

For us in Vermont this ranges from mid-April to the first of May.

So here’s how you grow it.

  • Sow seed ¼ inch deep one apart. Thin plants to 6” apart as it starts to grow.

  • Add the thinnings to a salad.

  • Make new plantings every 2-3 weeks for a continual harvest all spring and early summer.

  • Plant in full sun to partial shade. Keep soil evenly moist for best flavor and to reduce bolt.

  • To harvest pluck the outer leaves from the plant.