How to Save Arugula Seeds
Arugula is a fast growing garden green and is great for adding spice to a salad mix. In the fall, your arugula plants will produce seed pods. The seed pods are edible, and even spicier than the leaves of the plant. You can plant arugula continuously year after year without ever buying seeds again by saving your seed from your harvest. Arugula seeds will last for at least four years in storage. The seeds are ready to be harvested once the entire plant turns brown.
What You Need
Zip lock bag
Stop watering your arugula once the plants turn brown. Check the pods each day by shaking them. If they rattle they are ready to be harvested.
- How to Grow Arugula
Salad greens are great to add to your garden because they are fast growing and can be grown successively throughout the season. Arugula is a salad green with a tangy, peppery taste. It is commonly found in mesclun salad mixes at the supermarket.
- Basics for Growing Arugula in Containers
The crisp peppery taste of arugula is the perfect compliment for any salad garden. In this article, learn the basics to growing arugula in containers.
- 3 Reasons to Eat Arugula
Arugula is one of the healthiest foods you eat. Here are three reasons you should really consider adding more of it to your diet!
- Arugula, The Nutty Salad Green
Some people use arugula as a flavouring because of the nuttiness; however, you use it; arugula will add crispness and flavour to your meal.
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Arugula, also known as Rocket, is a piquant salad green with aromatic leaves. It's a fast growing, cool-weather green that is easy to grow and can be used fresh or wilted. Arugula is a favorite green in a variety of salads, pestos and pasta.
Cut the stems of the arugula at the base of the plant. Bunch together small bundles of arugula, and tie the bottom end of the stems with a piece of string.
Wrap and rubber band a paper bag around the pods on each bundle. Hang the bundles upside down in a dry location for 1 to 2 weeks.
Shake the bag to loosen seeds from the open pods. Use your hands to crumble the dried seed pods and loosen any remaining seeds.
Place the seeds in a shallow pan and blow off the papery seed pod chaff. Store your seeds in a zip lock bag. Write the date on the bag and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to plant the seeds.
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