Our Facebook Group page

Not too, too much going on this weekend - but.... it's gonna pick up shortly!
As always, add any local food production related events I may have missed in the comment section!
WEEKEND EVENT REMINDERS
Share Widely

SATURDAY
Barter Market
NOTE – New Location
Begins: 9:30 am
Rural King Supply
(the old Sam’s Club)
www.facebook.com/events/379513835796803/

MONDAY
3rd Monday Meeting
Plant Nutrition
7:00pm
The Working Food Center
www.facebook.com/events/1599602013423194/
... See MoreSee Less

BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING

August 19, 2017, 9:30am - August 19, 2017, 1:30pm

AUGUST BARTER MARKET at RURAL KING Our first Barter Market at Rural King promises to be a great even...

View on Facebook

EPP presence will be at Barter Market Gainesville Rural King.
We will be there with Grow Gainesville! for your questions yet only a small amount of plants as my car is loaded with free/donation items. That's why an event wasn't created.
BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING
... See MoreSee Less

BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING

August 19, 2017, 9:30am - August 19, 2017, 1:30pm

AUGUST BARTER MARKET at RURAL KING Our first Barter Market at Rural King promises to be a great even...

View on Facebook

Carolina Madera updated the group photo in Edible Plant Project (.org). ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

These are in Fort White, next to the Itchetucknee River. Anyone know what they are? ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

This will be a Moderated Forum on Fall & Winter garden planning topics
John Beville, Kathy Whipple, Melissa DeSa, and I'll be adding MORE of y'all shortly

www.facebook.com/events/134768993797859/
... See MoreSee Less

Graph Paper Garden Planning

August 24, 2017, 6:00pm - August 24, 2017, 8:00pm

Join us over at the NEW Working Food Center! for a Moderated Forum on garden planning. Topics such ...

View on Facebook

Arugula

This herbaceous annual is native to the Mediterranean region. Arugula (Eruca sativa) has been cultivated since Roman times and is considered an aphrodisiac. The leaves are rich in vitamin C and iron. Arugula hosts certain species of butterfly, including Garden Carpet.

Soil: Tolerates dry, poor soils. For optimum harvest, plant in well-composted, loose soil. Prefers mildly acidic pH, so add lime to our strongly acidic Florida soils.
Water: Keep moist while the plant is young. Once established it should do well without much water. The flavor gets stronger as weather warms and the plant receives less irrigation.
Sun: Tolerates partial shade and will grow in full sun. Shading from midday sun will extend the harvest season.
Cold: Arugula is a cool season crop and thrives in cold weather.
Pruning: Cut frequently to promote tender, young leaves. Leaves develop a furry underside as they toughen. Plant matures quickly (two to three months from seed). Handle gently when harvesting to avoid damaging leaves.
Propagation: Collect seeds from dried plant at the end of spring, and plant in the fall.
Pests: No major pests. It is a nice companion plant for growing with other herbs and vegetables.

Harvesting, storage, and preparation: The leaves are particularly flavorful and excellent for gourmet cooking. They add a peppery taste to salads or pesto; and they can also be chopped roughly or torn and sprinkled onto pizzas.

arugula arugula2

More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=arugula

pdf – Arugula Information Sheet
(to print out)


Leave a Reply

Or

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>