Salad greens other than lettuce were important in early American diets for nutrients and flavor. Arugula or Garden Rocket is a hardy southern European annual, grown since the sixteenth century, with smooth, glossy, lyrate leaves and pale citron-yellow flowers. It can be eaten young and tender in salads or mixed into pasta and rice dishes. Arugula grows best in cooler weather; sow ¼” deep in rich loam in early spring or late summer, and thin 1”-6” apart. Arugula sprouts and grows quickly; sow every three weeks for a continuous harvest. Full sun or part shade.
Approximately 65-80 seeds per packet.
Line Drawing from The Vegetable Garden by M. M. Vilmorin-Andrieux (1885)