Plants From Seed
Try something new this spring. photo: Renee’s Garden “Wasabi” arugula.
Something new and green that I’ll be planting come spring: wasabi arugula. It tastes just as snappy as you might imagine. And, while you probably won’t want a salad bowl filled with it, a few leaves on a plate of fresh mixed greens is delicious.
When my seeds came in the mail, I thought the packet was empty. When I opened and looked inside the packet, it was hard to even see those tiny seed. Traditional arugula seed dwarf these teeny tiny wasabi arugula seed by comparison.
Sow sparingly every 2 or 3 weeks from the earliest date you dare plant in your area. In my zone 6 SE Missouri garden, the plant did best in spring and fall.
I encourage you to grow this tasty new arugula variety. Once it is growing in the garden, you will think of many flavorful ways to use it in the kitchen. Add a few leaves to your own mesclun mix.
We tucked it into fish tacos, roast beef or tuna salad sandwiches, even topped a pizza with these greens as soon as it came out of the oven.
Hub pages has more information: How to grow organic arugula.
Buy the seed from Renee’s Garden. But don’t limit yourself to just one variety of arugula, I’ve tried several of Renee’s selections. My other favorite arugulas are “Rustic” and “Rustic Style.” “Wasabi” Arugula is a Renee’s Exclusive, a wild discovery that really does taste like it’s namesake.
Renee’s Garden has the best new thing in the early spring garden: “Wasabi” arugula. Photo: Renees Garden.