50 days. (Eruca sativa) This delicious green has spicy, peppery, mustard-like flavor, which is a rage in any salad. We love this green sprinkled on pizza and sandwiches, too. This is one of our most popular greens and is a great staple in any garden! With an incredibly high germination rate, lovely crunch, and tolerance for cool weather, some call this the perfect cold-weather green. Plant densely first thing in the spring and trim regularly for tender greens early in the season. Succession plant every 2-3 weeks until the heat of summer arrives. Great for a second planting in late summer for a fall harvest. This garden treat is ready to harvest in as little as four weeks, and can tolerate some frost. If wild birds and aphids tend to ravage your lettuce, try arugula instead. It is drought tolerant and incredibly easy to grow, but watch out—chickens love it, too!
- 4-8 hrs Sun
- Sprouts in 5-7 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 40-70 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/8 inch
- Plant Spacing: 6"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Eruca sativa
Growing Tips: Succession-plant for continued harvest. Summer plantings can be located in part shade to avoid bolting and for better flavor.