Rucola - 50 seeds

Rucola - 50 seeds


Eruca vesicaria sativa is a ANNUAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in) at a fast rate.

It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower from May to August, and the seeds ripen from July to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.

Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

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The arugula plant grows best in well drained soil, but likes a lot of moisture (water frequently). Also prefer a soil pH of 6-6.5
Before sowing, dig in some well rotted manure or compost.