Astro Arugula

Eruca sativa, Brassicaceae

Organic, Non-GMO Certified

Origin: Mediterranean Region

Total Growth Cycle: 60 days

Long green leaves and characteristic mildly spicy flavor. Enjoy as a microgreen, baby or mature leaf. The spicy flavor intensifies with the maturity of the plant.

Tasting Guide

Tasting is recommended from approximately 10 days onward, depending on your preference for arugula size and flavor.

Growing Tips

Germinates quickly and can be cut for a single regrowth at any point after the microgreen phase.

Nutrient Refill(s): 2

When prompted to refill nutrients, pour measured nutrient packet into the basin, then add tap water gently through the sIO until it reaches the fourth tick mark. Nutrient additions will be prompted around days 25 and 40 of the growth cycle.

Watering

Expect to top up water at least once (aside from when adding nutrients) during the growing cycle. When prompted to refill water, pour tap water gently through the sIO until the water level reaches the fourth and highest tick mark on the right side basin window. Water additions will be prompted around days 20 and 32 of the growth cycle.

Lighting

While your seeds are germinating, your white and blue LED lights will be on dimly. Once you remove the germination cover, all LED lights (red, white and blue) will turn on. During each phase of growth the intensity changes. The maximum time lights will be on is 16 hours per day.

 

Growing Timeline

Days to...
Minimum Maximum
Watering 1 1
Germination  2 *6 
Seedling 3 9
Microgreens 10 19
Baby Greens 20 39
Mature Greens 40 59
Refresh Date 60

*Must be advanced by the user by this time by removing germination cover

Green indicates period for tasting

Phase 1

Watering

In this phase your plant will receive continuous misting to begin dissolving the nutrients in the sIO and jumpstart germination. Be sure to keep the clear humidity cover on during this phase.

Phase 2

Germination

When the majority of seeds have germinated, remove clear humidity cover and update app to transition to the Seedling growth phase. Remember to record in the app that you have removed the humidity screen. If germination occurs and the humidity cover is not removed within 6 days, the plant will die. If germination does not occur within 6 days contact support.

Phase 3

Seedling

Cotyledons expand and grow, and true leaves are emerging.

Phase 4

Microgreens

If harvesting arugula microgreens, remove sIO disk from SproutsIO basin. Using scissors, cut the plants from the disk, cutting as close to the sIO top as possible. Record your harvest in the app. If not harvesting for microgreens, leave the plant as is.

Phase 5

Baby Greens

When prompted to refill nutrients, pour measured nutrient packet into the basin, then add tap water gently through the sIO until it reaches the fourth tick mark. If harvesting baby arugula, remove sIO disk from SproutsIO basin. Using scissors, cut the plants from the disk, cutting as close to the sIO top as possible. Record your harvest in the app. If not harvesting for baby arugula, leave the plant as is.

Phase 6

Mature Greens

Your plants will reach maturity around day 27 and will continue growing until day 60. Feel free to harvest any/all of your plants during this window. You may also need to adjust your lamp head during this phase and if your plants grow too close to it, you will receive a notification to do so. When you’re ready to harvest, remove sIO from SproutsIO basin. Using scissors, cut the plants from the disk, cutting as close to the sIO top as possible. Record your harvest in the app.