How to Harvest Arugula So It Keeps Growing

Arugula is the gift that keeps on giving, but only if you know what you’re doing. Keep reading to find out how to harvest arugula so it keeps growing, plus more tips on working with this spicy green.

How Do You Know When To Harvest Arugula?

Like many lettuce-type crops, arugula can be harvested in two forms: baby and mature.

How to Harvest Arugula So It Grows Back

The key to harvesting arugula so that it continues to grow and allow for future harvests is to only take about ⅓ of the plant at a time.

How Many Times Can You Harvest Arugula?

You’ll have the opportunity to harvest your arugula over a dozen times before the plant becomes too bitter during bolting or dies back due to the cold.

How To Harvest Arugula Microgreens

You can grow arugula microgreens in a pot with dirt, but it is easier to harvest them if you use a special microgreen growing tray.

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What To Do When Arugula Flowers?

If you plan to harvest seeds from your plants, keep caring for them as you were before until the flowers have formed and dried.

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