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NH Arugula Bare Seeds

Introducing our premium arugula seeds, now available for sale in convenient packs of 400 pieces. Our arugula seeds are carefully selected for their quality and viability, ensuring a high germination rate and healthy plant growth. Packaged in white, airtight sealed packaging, our seeds are protected from moisture and air, ensuring that they remain fresh and viable for a longer period of time.

Arugula is a nutrient-rich leafy green that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it a great addition to any healthy diet. With a slightly bitter and peppery flavor, arugula can add depth and complexity to a variety of dishes, including salads, sandwiches, pasta, and pizza.

Our arugula seeds are easy to plant and care for, and can be grown in a variety of settings, including indoor and outdoor gardens. With 400 seeds per pack, you’ll have plenty of arugula to plant and harvest throughout the growing season. Trust our premium arugula seeds to help you create a healthy and delicious garden that will provide fresh, nutritious greens for you and your family.

Arugula Herb

Arugula is a leafy green vegetable that is also known as rocket or roquette. It is a popular ingredient in salads, sandwiches, meats, pizza,  and pasta dishes and is known for its pungent, spicy flavor. Arugula is native to the Mediterranean region and is high in nutrients, including vitamins A and C, as well as calcium and iron. It is also a good source of antioxidants, which help protect the body against damage from harmful molecules called free radicals.

What Food Is Arugula Great to Go With?

How to Grow Arugula Kratky Method

The Kratky method is a hydroponic growing method that does not require a pump or electricity to circulate the nutrient solution. Here’s how to grow arugula using the Kratky method:

  1. Choose a container: Use a clear plastic container with a lid, like a clear plastic water bottle or a clear plastic container. The container should be at least 8 inches deep to accommodate the roots of the arugula plant.

  2. Fill the container with a nutrient solution: Fill the container with a hydroponic nutrient solution that’s specifically formulated for leafy greens. The solution should be filled to just below the bottom of the container’s neck.

  3. Plant the seeds: Place a small piece of growing medium, like a piece of rockwool, at the bottom of the container. Sow the arugula seeds on top of the growing medium and cover them with a thin layer of the nutrient solution.

  4. Put the lid on: Cover the container with a lid to create a sealed environment that will help to maintain humidity and prevent evaporation.

  5. Place the container in a bright, sunny location: Place the container in a bright, sunny location, such as a windowsill or greenhouse, that gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.

  6. Wait for the plants to grow: As the plants grow, they will use up the nutrient solution, causing the water level to drop. The plant will eventually reach the surface of the nutrient solution and begin to draw in oxygen through its roots, allowing it to grow without the need for additional water or nutrient input.

  7. Harvest the arugula: Once the arugula has reached the desired size, simply snip off the leaves as needed, leaving the inner leaves to continue growing. The arugula will continue to grow in the Kratky method until the nutrient solution is completely used up.

By using the Kratky method, you can grow arugula with minimal intervention and enjoy fresh, nutrient-rich greens year-round.

Mind the pH

Use a pH Meter.

Arugula is a relatively hardy plant and can tolerate a range of pH levels, but it grows best in slightly acidic to neutral pH range of 6.0 to 7.0. If arugula is grown outside of this pH range, it may experience a variety of negative effects that can impact its growth, health, and yield.

If the pH is too low (acidic), the plant may experience stunted growth, yellowing of the leaves, and a decrease in nutrient uptake. This is because acidic nutrient enriched water or soil can make it difficult for plants to access nutrients such as calcium and magnesium, which can lead to deficiencies and poor growth.

On the other hand, if the pH is too high (alkaline), the plant may experience similar symptoms, including stunted growth, yellowing of the leaves, and poor nutrient uptake. Additionally, high pH levels can make certain nutrients, such as iron and manganese, less available to the plant, leading to deficiencies and poor growth.

In summary, if arugula is grown outside of its prescribed pH range, it may experience stunted growth, yellowing of the leaves, and poor nutrient uptake. It is important to monitor and adjust the pH of the soil or hydroponic solution regularly to ensure optimal growth and yield of arugula.

Mind the TDS

Use a TDS Meter.
 
The optimal TDS (total dissolved solids) measurement for growing arugula in hydroponics is in the range of 800 to 1200 ppm (parts per million). If arugula is grown outside of this TDS range, it may experience a variety of negative effects that can impact its growth, health, and yield.
 
If the TDS is too low, the plant may not receive enough nutrients, which can lead to slow growth, yellowing leaves, and stunted development. In some cases, it can even lead to nutrient deficiencies and plant death.

If the TDS is too high, the plant may experience an excess of nutrients, which can lead to nutrient burn, a condition where the leaves turn brown and dry. High TDS can also cause pH imbalances in the hydroponic solution, which can further impact the plant’s growth and health.

In summary, if arugula is grown outside of its prescribed TDS range, it may experience slow growth, yellowing leaves, nutrient deficiencies, nutrient burn, and other negative effects. It is important to monitor and adjust the TDS of the hydroponic solution regularly to ensure optimal growth and yield of arugula.

Health Benefits of Arugula

Arugula is a nutrient-rich leafy green vegetable that provides a range of health benefits. Here are some of the most notable health benefits of arugula:

  1. Rich in vitamins and minerals: Arugula is a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as calcium, iron, and potassium.

  2. Antioxidant-rich: Arugula is high in antioxidants, which help protect the body against damage from harmful molecules called free radicals.

  3. Supports heart health: Arugula is rich in folate, which has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. It is also a good source of potassium, which helps to regulate blood pressure and promote heart health.

  4. Boosts digestion: Arugula is high in fiber, which helps to promote healthy digestion and prevent constipation.

  5. Supports immune function: Arugula is a good source of vitamin C, which is essential for supporting a healthy immune system.

  6. May have anti-inflammatory effects: Arugula is a good source of anti-inflammatory compounds that may help to reduce inflammation in the body.

  7. May help with weight management: Arugula is low in calories and high in fiber, making it an ideal ingredient for those looking to maintain a healthy weight.

In addition to these health benefits, arugula is also a versatile ingredient that can be easily incorporated into a variety of dishes, making it a delicious and nutritious addition to any diet.

How to Grow Arugula on Soil

Growing arugula is relatively easy, as it is a hardy, fast-growing plant that can be grown in many different climates. Here are the basic steps to grow arugula:

  1. Choose a suitable location: Arugula grows best in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0.

  2. Start seeds indoors or directly in the garden: Arugula seeds can be started indoors in pots or directly in the garden. If starting indoors, sow the seeds about 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost date. If planting directly in the garden, sow the seeds as soon as the soil can be worked.

  3. Thin the seedlings: Once the seedlings have emerged, thin them to 4 to 6 inches apart, as arugula plants grow quickly and will crowd each other if too close.

  4. Water regularly: Arugula needs regular watering, especially during hot, dry periods. Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged.

  5. Fertilize: Arugula is a fast-growing crop and benefits from regular fertilization with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer.

  6. Harvest: Arugula can be harvested just a few weeks after planting and can be harvested repeatedly as new leaves grow. Snip the outer leaves as needed, leaving the inner leaves to continue growing.

With proper care, you can enjoy a bounty of fresh arugula from your own garden.

BONUS !

Grilled Chicken with Arugula Salad

Here is a simple and delicious recipe for grilled chicken with arugula salad:

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 4 pieces of tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts

Instructions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, Dijon mustard, and honey to make the dressing.
  4. Grill chicken for 6-7 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  5. While chicken is cooking, prepare the arugula salad. In a large bowl, toss arugula and some tomatoes with the dressing.
  6. Once the chicken is cooked, remove from grill and let rest for a few minutes.
  7. Divide the arugula salad onto 4 plates. Top each plate with a chicken breast.
  8. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and pine nuts over the top of each chicken breast.
  9. Serve immediately and enjoy!

This grilled chicken with arugula salad recipe is a healthy and flavorful meal that is perfect for any occasion. The arugula salad adds a fresh and peppery flavor to the dish, while the Parmesan cheese and pine nuts provide a satisfying crunch. Give this recipe a try and enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal!

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