Easy to grow and fast, too, arugula is a tasty addition to our winter garden. It is ready for harvest just three to six weeks after sowing the seeds, adding the perfect, tangy flavor to our salads. The flavor can get a bit too tangy once it starts to flower, so we cut some arugulas back at that time, and get a second tasty harvest in an additional one to two weeks. We let some arugula plants bolt to flower to attract bees to the garden and spread their seed.
One of our neighbors saw the flowers today and said she sprinkles them on salads. Now that we know arugula flowers are edible, we’ll sprinkle them on our salads, too.