1⁄16 oz packet sows 60 ft; 1 oz, 960 ft. ~15,000 seeds/oz. Also known as Roquette or Rocket. Musky green and its piquant blossoms will spice up your salad.
Culture: Prefers cool temperatures; direct seed as early as possible in spring. Bolts readily in heat; much better as a fall crop or succession planted. Use row covers to discourage flea beetles. I always let my spring crop grow to seed and am rewarded with a self-sown September and October patch that is delicious and has no flea beetle damage! A prime ingredient in tangy mesclun mixes. Frequent watering will reduce its pungency. Suitable for microgreens.
Days to maturity are from direct seeding.
Culture: When to harvest greens? Research from trials conducted in England and Kenya showed looseleaf lettuce, red chard and arugula harvested in the evening had a longer shelf life than when picked in the morning.