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Arugula

Use our zone-based planting guide to know when to plant arugula.

Plant name Zone Start seeds indoors Start seeds outdoors Plant seedlings/transplants outdoors Plant spacing # plants per person
Arugula 3a Feb. 15-March 15 May 1-15; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest May 1-15; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 3b Feb. 15-March 15 May 1-15; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest May 1-15; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 4a Feb. 15-March 15 May 1-15; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest May 1-15; July 15-30 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 4b Feb. 15-March 15 May 1-15; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest May 1-15; July 15-30 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 5a Jan. 15-Feb. 15 April 1-15; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest April 1-15; Aug. 1-15 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 5b Jan. 15-Feb. 15 April 1-15; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest April 1-15; Aug. 1-15 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 6a Jan. 15-Feb. 15 April 1-15; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest April 1-15; Aug. 1-15 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 6b Jan. 15-Feb. 15 April 1-15; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest April 1-15; Aug. 1-15 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 7a Jan. 15-Feb. 15 April 1-15; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest April 1-15; Aug. 1-15 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 7b Jan. 15-Feb. 15 April 1-15; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest April 1-15; Aug. 1-15 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 8a Dec. 15-Jan. 15 March 1-15; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest March 1-15; Sept. 1-15 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 8b Dec. 15-Jan. 15 March 1-15; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest March 1-15; Sept. 1-15 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 9a Nov. 15-Dec. 15 Feb. 1-15; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest Feb. 1-15; Oct. 1-15 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 9b Nov. 15-Dec. 15 Feb. 1-15; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest Feb. 1-15; Oct. 1-15 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 10a Nov. 1-30 Jan. 15-30; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest Jan. 15-30; until temperatures reach +75 degrees Fahrenheit per day 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 10b Nov. 1-30 Jan. 15-30; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest Jan. 15-30; until temperatures reach +75 degrees Fahrenheit per day 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 11a n/a August-April; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest August-April 12-18 inches 3-5
Arugula 11b n/a August-April; sow every 2-3 weeks for continuous harvest August-April 12-18 inches 3-5

* Start indoors 12-8 weeks before last frost date; direct sow within 2 weeks of last frost date.