Arugula, also known as rocket or roquette, is a delicious and nutritious leafy green that can be used to easily grow a vertical garden. Vertical gardening is a great way to maximize space in small outdoor areas and add some greenery to your home. In this blog post, we will share some tips on how to grow a vertical arugula garden outdoors.
Steps to Grow a Vertical Arugula
First, choose a sunny spot in your yard that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Arugula prefers well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter, so make sure to amend the soil with compost or well-rotted manure before planting.
Next, purchase arugula seedlings or start your own seeds indoors about 6–8 weeks before the last frost date in your area. When the seedlings are big enough to handle, transplant them into the vertical garden.
A vertical garden can be made out of a variety of materials, such as wooden pallets, chicken wire, or PVC pipes. Make sure to secure the structure firmly in the ground, and then plant the arugula seedlings at the base of the structure.
As the arugula grows, train the plants to grow up the structure by gently guiding the stems through the holes or openings. Make sure to keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Arugula prefers cooler temperatures, so be sure to provide some shade during the hottest part of the day.
Fertilize the plants every 4–6 weeks with a balanced fertilizer to promote healthy growth. Arugula is a fast-growing crop, so you can start harvesting the leaves within 4–6 weeks after planting. Harvest the leaves by cutting them off at the base of the plant.
By following these tips, you can easily grow a delicious and nutritious vertical arugula garden outdoors.
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