Things we grow, arugula


Did you know that like parsley, arugula can be chewed to combat bad breath?

The popularity of Arugula has skyrocketed over the past decade and for good reason, it’s delicious, nutritious, and easy to grow.   Arugula is part of the brassica family along with kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage.  It’s high in fiber and phytonutrients like calcium, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin A.  Plus, it is rich in glucosinolates which gives Arugula that fabulous peppery taste and strong scent.  Studies have shown that glucosinolates may reduce the risk of developing lung, prostate, breast, or pancreatic cancer. 

Erucin, the Major Isothiocyanate in Arugula (Eruca sativa), Inhibits Proliferation of MCF7 Tumor Cells by Suppressing Microtubule Dynamics – PMC (

Health Benefits:

  • Rich in Chlorophyll
  • Good for bone health
  • Cleanses and detoxifies the body
  • Helps reduce inflammation
  • Weight Loss
  • Cancer fighting Superfood
  • Hydrating Leafy green

Enjoy it:

Arugula is an excellent salad base because it comes with so much natural flavor.  It is also a great topping for pizza, tacos, nachos or on sandwiches.  It can also be used as a replacement for Basil in pesto.

Grow it:

Arugula grows well both indoors and outdoors on the Tower Garden.

Germinate your seeds.  This step will take roughly 1-2 weeks.  Arugula seeds should be ready for transplant in 10-14 days after sprouting.  They should have at least 2-3 leaves and a visible root structure.

Place one seedling cube into each net pot or growing clip on your Tower Garden growing system.  We recommend planting arugula near the top of your Tower Garden, where it can comfortably grow upward and outward.

Gently press the seedling cube until it touches the base of the net pot or growing clip.

Check pH levels weekly (at a minimum).

Harvest and replace once bolting begins.

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