ARUGULA!

Growing space is limited for me, even though I have a couple of raised beds. They are at a level that keeps me from having to bend too far or get down on my knees (difficult if not impossible these days)!

I need several more to really grow as much food as I’d like. So as much as I love fresh lettuce, I have settled for buying it at the market and using my garden space for things I can’t easily find to buy – like arugula and certain herbs.

I enjoy growing arugula (sometimes called “rocket”), and I love the spicy flavor. Before I started growing my own arugula, I bought what I needed at a little outdoor market and coffee shop in downtown Tucson. One of the growers there always had a huge batch of arugula for sale. I no longer live in Tucson, so I miss that little market and the friends who gathered thee.

My current patch of arugula is in a raised bed right by my side patio. Arugula grows quickly, and I love to pick a handful to add to my salad or sandwich. The more I pick, the thicker it grows! Fresh arugula is such a delicious treat!

A hui hou!

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