How To Grow Arugula Indoors

Luxembourgguidelines.orgHow To Grow Arugula Indoors. Arugula is a green vegetable or known as Eruca Sativa. Then, this green leafy plant is widely consumed as lettuce. This is because it has a strong and slightly spicy taste. In Indonesia, arugula leaves are not widely consumed by the public. In fact, these vegetables can be used as healthy food. Because, there are various benefits that are good for health, starting from fighting cancer and strengthening the immune system. So, how do you grow these plants indoors? Come on, see the explanation in the article below.

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How To Grow Arugula Indoors

The following are ways you can grow these vegetables, including:

Step 1

  • First, you can use a pot with a minimum diameter of 6-8 inches. Apart from that, you also have to use planting media, starting from a mixture of fertile soil and compost.
  • Second, you can use seeds or seedlings that have grown. Then, sprinkle arugula seeds on the top of the planting medium at a distance of about 1-2 inches.
  • Third, make sure the planting medium is moist and not too wet. Then, you can water the plants regularly. This is also done if the planting medium looks dry.
  • Fourth, place the pot in a place where it can get direct sunlight. This is done because arugula needs sufficient sunlight.
  • Fifth, you must ensure that the air humidity is sufficient. Then, arugula can grow optimally at temperatures around 60-70°F (15-21°C). So you have to avoid excessive humidity.
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Step 2

  • Sixth, you can determine a regular watering schedule and make sure there is no air at the bottom of the pot. Then, you can provide light fertilizer approximately once every 2 to 3 weeks. Moreover, arugula grows in small pots with limited planting media.
  • Seventh, you can prune mature arugula leaves regularly. This is done to encourage the growth of new leaves. The important point is, you can cut old and damaged leaves to keep the plant healthy.
  • Eighth, pay attention to signs of insects. Then, you can use insecticides to control pests or diseases. Then, rotate the location of the arugula plants each growing season to avoid soil and disease problems.
  • Tenth, arugula that is entering maturity usually grows within 4 to 6 weeks after the planting process. In doing so, you can choose The leaves are still young and not too big. Meanwhile, harvesting is done by selecting the harvested leaves and cutting them carefully at the base of the leaf. Then, avoid harvesting all the leaves at the same time. Next, you can let some leaves continue to grow. Then, the arugula will grow after harvesting. In essence, you can carry out the process of harvesting mature leaves to get a sustainable harvest.
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That is the interesting explanation above that can be conveyed regarding how to grow arugula indoors. Then, hopefully after reading the discussion in this article, you can understand it well, use it as an additional reference, increase your knowledge and insight. And in the future it can be useful and can apply this knowledge in everyday life.