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Questions About Arugula Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
June 7, 2011

Q. Too Much Arugula

I was surprised to find quite a harvest of arugula from last year’s seed droppings. I also harvested many of the seeds myself, dried them out in a paper bag and put them all in the same large pot. I’ve been eating salads with arugula since early May. Only problem I see is that arugula is starting to pop up in unwanted areas, such as other plants and in the grass.

Answered by
Nikki on
June 7, 2011
Certified Expert
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Unfortunately, you'll have to keep them pulled in the lawn or mulch other areas. The best way to keep seedlings from popping up in unwanted places is to harvest or cut back the plants before they flower or set seed.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 4, 2011

Q. Control of Flea Beetles

I have had flea beetles for 2 years in a row on my arugula, bok choy, radishes and broccoli, even though I planted these plants in different parts of the garden from last year. Another member of our community garden 15 feet away does not have this pest. We use different sources for manure. Could that be the source? The garden was deeply tilled and garden waste is not left on the ground. Any way to control them that doesn’t involve poison?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 5, 2011
Certified Expert
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The manure is a possibility, if the soil where the manure is rotted (composted) is infected with flea beetles. They would travel with the manure.

I like neem oil for treating pests. It is safe for people, pets and beneficial insects, but very effective on "bad" bugs. Here is more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
jargon on
August 7, 2011

Q. Lettuce and Arugula Wrinkling

My lettuce and arugula plants are wrinkling. What’s up?

Answered by
Heather on
August 8, 2011
Certified Expert
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As long as the leaves look stiff and not wilted, this is fine. Sometimes plant leaves grow faster than the leaf spines and the result is they get a somewhat wrinkled appearance.

If the plants look wilted though, try giving them more water.

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Asked by
tica on
December 12, 2012

Q. How Much Should I Water Give Arugula?

How much should I water arugula?

Answered by
Nikki on
December 13, 2012
Certified Expert
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The soil should be kept fairly moist and watering, especially container plants of arugula, should be done regularly. Typically, it needs to be given at least an inch or so of water each week, with container plantings watered daily or as needed to maintain moisture. For more information on growing arugula plants, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/lettuce/growing-arugula.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 23, 2014

Q. Arugula

Why is my arugula not growing faster? Bad pH levels? Too much peat moss and a mix of garden soil?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, -0001
Certified Expert
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To know for certain if the soil is low on nutrients or the pH is off, you would need to get a soil test. Once you have the results, you can go from there. This article will help with additional growing information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/lettuce/growing-arugula.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 9, 2015

Q. arugula

My arugula is 2 inches tall and full of little holes. Is this flies or beetles, and how can I get rid of them? Is the arugula ruined now, or will until it comes back if treated? Thanks.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 10, 2015
Certified Expert
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Here is a link with more information on how to control and rid the arugula of pests.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/lettuce/lettuce-pest-control.htm

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Asked by
Pabloklaat on
July 25, 2015
New Jersey

Q. Can you identify this plant in our vegetable garden?

We grew it from seed but can’t identify it. It tastes spicy to me. It has gone to flower so that may help in identifying it. Thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 26, 2015
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