How to Raise and Harvest Rocket Aragula at home-Karatfarms
Updated: Jun 9, 2022
This guide will help you:
✅ Choose the right planter for Rocket Arugula.
✅ Make a potting mix for Rocket Arugula.
✅ Show you where to grow the Rocket Arugula at home.
✅ And also give you a schedule to add nutrients and water for the plant.
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Sections in this article:
#1 Materials needed to grow Rocket Aragula.
#2 Where do I grow Rocket Aragula at home?
#3 Starting my Rocket Aragula plant.
#4 Caring for my Rocket Aragula plant.
#5 Plant protection for my Rocket Aragula
Hindi name: अरुगुला पत्तियां
Kannada name: ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸಿ
Telugu name: అరుగూలా ఆకులు
Family : Brassicaceae
Native : Mediterranean region
Materials needed to grow Rocket Aragula
Soil: Well-drained organic soil (loose) or enriched potting mixture (free from pest and disease)
pH: The ideal pH of the plant is 5.5 to 7
Planting container size: A good drainage 14 to 16 inch diameter and 12-16 deep inches ideal.
Where do I grow Rocket Aragula at home?
Temperature: The ideal temperature range from 18-26 C
Sunlight: The sun light requirement more than 6 hrs
Climate: It is a cool-season crop. It commonly grows in cool and moist conditions.
Type of plant: Leafy vegetable (Annual)
Starting my Rocket Aragula plant.
Season: Best season for growing in winter (Jan, Oct, Nov, and Dec)
Propagation: Propagated by seeds
Planting: The normal spacing between plant to plant 15cm to 15cm.
Planting depth: 2-3cm depth then cover the seeds
Caring for my Rocket Aragula plant.
Water: Watering once a day. Avoid the over water and rainy days.
Nutrient: Apply well decomposed plant and animal waste manures and also bone meal or blood meals and liquid fertilizers (seaweed extract or bio enzymes).
Harvest time: The is ready for harvest after 35-40 days of seed sowing.
Edible part: Leaves ( avoid over maturation)
Plant life span: Up to 3 months
Plant protection for my Rocket Aragula
Aphids, Flea beetles, white fly, and mustard sawfly
Organic methods to control Neem oil spray 2-5ml per/liter.
Spray the insecticide Imidacloprid 70 % WG 0.5 g / lit or 1-1.5 ml/ lit or azadirachtin 1.0% EC 3ml/ lit or Dimethoate 1g per liter of water.
Spraying with Metalaxyl 1 g or Metalaxyl + Mancozeb 1g / liter of water
Damping-off or Root rot
Bordeaux mixture 0.4% @ (3 g of copper sulfate + 3g gm of lime in 1 liter of water) or Copper oxychloride @ 0.2% (2 gm in 1 liter of water) is to be applied with a rose can to a bed of 10 sq.m area 2 weeks after sowing.
Two to three spray drenchings of beds with 0.2% Metalaxyl commencing three weeks after seed sowing (2 g of Metalaxyl in 1 liter of water).
This has to be repeated once in 4 days under normal weather conditions and once in 2 days under wet and cloudy conditions. In case of heavy rain, the application has to be repeated.
Control to spray Mancozeb 2 g/ lit of water.
To control the white rust application of copper oxychloride 2g/ lit or Mancozeb g/ lit of water.
Plant care and maintenance
Apply regular organic nourishment for the plants
Weekly once neem spray to reduce the pest and diseases.
Thinning (remove overcrowded unhealthy leaves & plants)
Remove the older and unhealthy affected leaves and branches of plants and its give regular air circulation into the all the branches of plants its help full for disease-free plant
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