I want to show you something I'm really proud of. It's this little 8 x 8 bed. Just look at all the salad greens I'm growing in here. Everything from bok choy, to little lettuce varieties, even some spinach running along here. But take a look at this. This is actually arugula, sometimes called roquette.
It comes from western Asia or southern Europe and what's great about it is that it has a really spicy, almost peppery flavor. It's so easy to grow and chefs love it. They use it in pastas, for salads and even sandwiches.
And what's interesting is that even the blooms, what happens is it bolts and puts up a tall spike with a pale yellow flower on it, are beautiful to use as a garnish for salads.
You'll find that arugula likes cool weather. It's not even spring yet officially on the calendar and you can see it's doing well here in my garden. You can sow it directly from seed or you can plant established plants. I grow it in my big garden, I grow it in raised beds, and even containers. You ought to give it a try!