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General Information

Plant Care Instructions By San Diego Seed Company

This hardy annual thrives in cool weather. For Southern California growers, arugula may be planted year round in moderate areas.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones : 10a, 10b
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Buy

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    2. Plant

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    3. Sow Seeds

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    February
    1. Buy

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    2. Plant

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    3. Sow Seeds

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    March
    1. Buy

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    2. Plant

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    3. Sow Seeds

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    April
    1. Buy

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    2. Plant

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    3. Sow Seeds

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    May
    1. Buy

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    2. Plant

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    3. Sow Seeds

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    June
    1. Buy

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    2. Plant

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    3. Sow Seeds

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    July
    1. Plant

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    2. Sow Seeds

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    August
    1. Buy

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    2. Plant

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    3. Sow Seeds

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    September
    1. Buy

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    2. Plant

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    3. Sow Seeds

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    October
    1. Buy

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    2. Plant

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    3. Sow Seeds

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    November
    1. Plant

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    2. Sow Seeds

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    December
    1. Buy

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    2. Plant

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
    3. Sow Seeds

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    January

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    February

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    March

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    April

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    May

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    June

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    August

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    September

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    October

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    December

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    January

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    February

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    March

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    April

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    May

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    June

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    July

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    August

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    September

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    October

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    November

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    December

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    Sow Seeds

    When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

    January

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    February

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    March

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    April

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    May

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    June

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    July

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    August

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    September

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    October

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    November

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

    December

    Buy and plant year around in mild areas of Southern California. Warmer areas should avoid planting in the warmer months. More information at www.sandiegoseedcompany.com

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