Arugula Plants

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Asked by Anonymous on June 7, 2011
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.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Lettuce and Arugula Wrinkling

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

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
How Much Should I Water Give Arugula?

How much should I water arugula?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Arugula

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

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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