My arugula has grown large and in charge and now it is blooming, but there are still arugula leaves to be harvested. So now what do I do?
The flowers mean that the arugula is turning to seed, and the the leaves taste stronger and even more spicy. You can leave the arugula plant in the ground and let it turn to seed. Or you can pull it out and plant something new.
In my garden, every square foot is sacred so I decided to cut the final leaves and pulled out the arugula plants. June is an ideal time to plant green beans, which I love, so I fertilized the soil and planted green bean bush seeds.
The next best time to plant arugula in the Pacific Northwest is September. If you love arugula, plan to seed in September when it will enjoy the cooler months of the Fall.