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Always fresh on hand: how to grow arugula on the windowsill

Alina MilsentLife
How to grow arugula at home

Arugula is a delicious and healthy green. Its rich nutty-mustard flavor will add flavor to even the most familiar dishes. Fresh arugula is also rich in vitamins B, C, A, K, E, T, folic acid, magnesium, selenium, iron, potassium, and zinc. This green is often called a natural energizer and immunomodulator.

Arugula is an unpretentious herb, and growing it on a windowsill is quite easy. Read about the main tips for growing it in the OBOZ.UA article.

Which container to choose

Arugula will grow even in flower pots or ordinary plastic trays. However, please note that the root system develops very quickly, so there will be no room for the greenery in small containers. It is better to choose a container with a minimum height of 12 cm.

Always fresh on hand: how to grow arugula on the windowsill

What soil to plant in

Experienced gardeners advise putting drainage in the container. Pebbles or ordinary stones are suitable. Arugula grows best in soil with neutral acidity.

Planting rules

  1. Take the container, add the substrate and sow the arugula seeds.
  2. Water the soil a little, but the conditions should not be too wet.
  3. Cover the seedlings with foil and place them in a dark place.

Where to grow arugula

When the first sprouts appear, the container can be placed on the windowsill. Arugula is a light-loving plant, so make sure it gets enough sunlight.

Water the greens infrequently - a light moistening every two days is enough. If the arugula sprouted too thickly, you can thin out the shoots for better growth.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you what to do if the seedlings began to wither and how sugar can help. 

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