Harvesting Arugula Seeds
Has anyone successfully harvested and grown arugula seeds? Some of my plants are flowering, and I'd like to let them go to seed and replant. Advice? I can't find much on the internet besides this vertigo-inducing video:
We have been doing it for several years. The seeds do not ripen uniformly even on the same plant. Let the seed pods become dry before harvesting yet no so dry that they shatter if you want seeds for next year or planting some other place. We let some seeds fall into the same ground where the spring crop grew and leave the plants standing until late summer. The shade keeps the soil relatively cool. Seeds will germinate and grow under the shade and will do much better than ones planted in open ground for a late summer to fall crop in Chicago. Cutting down the old plants can be done in installments to preserve some shade if the new crop is going strong early. We have had arugula as late as Thanksgiving in a year with an unusually late hard freeze using this method.