Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I sowed arugula in a pot on my deck in the fall and it survived through the winter, as I had read that it would.  Unfortunately, I didn't end up harvesting most of it because I kept expecting it to get bigger.  It never really got past the "baby arugula" stage before blooming.  I'm letting it bloom, hoping I can collect seed and try again next fall.  I'm not sure what I did wrong.  Possibly I just sowed too late in the fall, but I was waiting for it to cool down a bit; I don't think it can take the heat of our late summers.  I also realized (duh!) that the spot on the deck does not get as much sun during the winter as it gets during the summer, because the lower winter sun doesn't clear the house as long during the day.  Maybe next winter I need to put the pots out front on the south side of the house.  Always a learning experience....  At least the flowers are cute.