Is anyone here growing arugula? Have you noticed how much stronger tasting it is than the stuff sold in stores? Why is that and is there any way to make it milder tasting? Arugula used to be my favorite lettuce variety and I find that I cant really enjoy the arugula that I am growing! Giant bummer. It is more than just spicy, mine is actually bitter. I tasted some inner smaller leaves thinking they would be milder than the large outer leaves, but the smaller leaves were actually a lot worse. Has anyone found a good use for this stuff cuz its really going to take over if I put it into a salad. Thanks!
However some things I have learned about lettuce and it being bitter is that if you harvest the day of or within two days after giving nutrients, that it very well may taste bitter. This is due to the uptake of nutrients. It is said the best time to harvest is right before feeding or wait at least three days after.