Use this gardening guide to learn how to transplant arugula seedlings.
How to Transplant Arugula Seedlings
If you started your arugula indoors, you are probably wondering how to best transplant it outdoors and which conditions you should do so in. While arugula grows just fine indoors and in containers, some gardeners prefer to enjoy it outside. Here are some tips on how to transplant your arugula seedlings.
How to Harden Off Arugula Seedlings for Transplant
One of the first things you will need to do before you transplant your arugula seedlings is to harden them off. This is a process in which you will get your plants ready to live outdoors. First, start by bringing your seedlings out for an hour or two and increase the time each day for a week or two. Make sure they are in an area that is at least partially protected from wind and rain.
After time has passed and they are out for most of the day, they are ready to be transplanted.
How to Transplant Arugula Seedlings Outside
When your plants are hardened off, and the danger of frost is gone, you can transplant your arugula seedlings. Pick a spot that gets about 4 hours of full sun a day, but won’t be over hot. Arugula is a cooler weather green so it does best if not in the heat.
This process is super easy. Just take each seedling out of its container one by one after digging a hole that is just as deep as the soil in each section of your container. When pulling out, be extra gentle and moisten the soil a bit for easier removal.
Place each seedling into a hole in your garden, gently patting down. After they are planted, moisten soil and keep soil moist for best results.
Tips for a Continuous Harvest of Arugula
Succession planting is very useful for arugula since it can be harvested very quickly in a matter of weeks after sowing seeds.
After you plant your seedlings, try sowing more seeds about every 2-3 weeks so you can harvest many times.
This can be done in the same way as you did to grow your seedlings or you could just plant in opposite rows in your garden after the frost danger is over.