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Arugula (Rocket)

The tender, peppery little leaves make winter salads much more interesting. _Sowing date:_ I delay sowing until late August or early September so my crowded patch of arugula lasts all winter and doesn't make seed until March. Pregerminated seeds emerge fast and strong. Sprouted in

early October, arugula still may reach eating size in midwinter. _Spacing:_ Thinly seed a row into any vacant niche. The seedlings will be insignificantly small until late summer. _Irrigation:_ If the seedlings suffer a bit from moisture stress they'll catch up rapidly when the fall rains begin. _Varieties: _None.

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