Sunday, April 5, 2009

arugula harvest

It's been 2 weeks since I've written about the container garden (which equates to 2 weeks since I've spent much time with it) and WOW has it grown! The spinach went from puny to petite. The kale is growing tall. And as a result of all of the sunshine and heat lately, the arugula has bolted (and flowered, as shown above). Which means it's time to pull it up. Perfect timing, as that will allow me to spread out some of the smaller lettuces so they can grow to be big lettuces.


Today, I pulled up 3 bunches of arugula, one beautiful bunch of green lettuce (the first!) and 2 big leaves of kale. At dinnertime, I turned them into one very tasty salad (with bosc pear, chopped dried figs, and basalmic vinaigrette). I rolled up the kale leaves, sliced them thinly, and sprinkled them over our cauliflower curry.

Stay tuned for an update on the seeds planted a couple of weeks ago that are beginning to sprout! 


  1. I think it's so neat that you have a kitchen garden. I'm sure it saves you money at the grocery store...and you know exactly what you're eating too!

  2. Pinch out the flowers on your arugula (wild rocket)!!! Otherwise the leaves will turn bitter and be generally unproductive. I'm a wild rocket grower, have 4 plants and have salad for me and Husband, twice a week!!!!

    That said the flowers are really quite cool and some varieties of rocket are more prone to bolt (run to seed)!