AUTHOR: Julia TITLE: Bolting Arugula DATE: 5/15/2009 03:45:00 PM ----- BODY:
Bolting Arugula....
See the woody stem? As the temperatures rise, the leaves get spicier and their growth rate diminishes significantly. The plant wants to go to seed.

Not Bolting Arugula....

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Heather DATE:5/15/2009 10:59:00 PM lucky you!! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous noble pig DATE:5/16/2009 01:53:00 AM Arugula is my favorite. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types DATE:5/16/2009 07:13:00 AM I am learning a lot from your gardening experiences! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Heather DATE:5/16/2009 10:40:00 AM i feel like a moron. i don't know what an RTK is? I'm probably going to kick myself when you tell me ;) ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) DATE:5/16/2009 04:18:00 PM Looks like you have some of each. The weather has been quite bizarre for the past week or so, and my garden is confused, too. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Ivy DATE:5/17/2009 08:42:00 AM Mine's bolting too... Didn't realize I can buy non-bolting arugula? I heard that the flowers taste good in salads so I'll just leave it be after harvesting all the leaves... ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Julia DATE:5/17/2009 12:51:00 PM Heather -- it's really wonderful to have fresh salads.

noble pig -- me too. And of all the lettuces, it grows the best in my garden

T.W. -- I'm so glad to hear that!

Lydia -- I guess we should be used to this in New England.

Ivy -- It's all the same arugula -- I just think my garden has many "micro-climates." The flowers are beautiful and peppery. ----- --------