Potted arugula turning red

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  1. Saleve

    Saleve Active Member

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    Hello,
    My arugula, which I replanted about 6 weeks ago, seems to have stopped growing and is turning red. Any input to why this is happening would be most welcome. Also, is it OK to eat like this?
    Thank you and regards,
    Saleve
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Any idea what either the scientific or English name of 'arugula' is? Google translator couldn't make anything of it as either a French, German or Italian name.
     
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    Michael

    Arugula (Eruca vesicaria), also known as rocket, garden rocket, rocket salad, rugola, rucola , roquette and rughetta in english but Arugula in US
     
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    Thank you to everyone for your replies.

    I had actually begun to harvest about a week ago (on an as-needed basis) but stopped when it started turning red. Should I just leave it alone now for the winter? And if so, should it be covered? Or should I pick and eat it all now and replant next spring?
    Thanks again,
    Saleve
     

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