Salad Rocket Seeds
Salad Rocket Seeds
Salad Rocket Seeds
Salad Rocket Seeds
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Salad Rocket Seeds

Add some home-grown peppery punch to your salads!
  • Easy to grow, high yielding and a great peppery taste.
  • Pick as baby leaves or mature a while longer for a more intense flavour.
  • Fresh, nutritious and delicious – a good source of vitamins and potassium.
  • Cheaper and less wasteful than supermarket-bought bags of cut leaves.
  • Supplied as a packet of 750 (approx.) seeds ready to sow outdoors.

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Once a simple wild leaf, rocket has been in cultivation for centuries in its native Mediterranean countries and is now one of the most popular fresh culinary ingredients used in British kitchens today.

A satisfying and easy crop to grow, it is quick to germinate and gives masses of fresh green leaves over a long season. Its distinctive peppery flavour adds an extra dimension to salads and many other hot and cold dishes, and the dark green, frilly leaves make a pretty garnish that is so tasty it is rarely left on the plate! Also highly nutritious, rocket is rich in potassium and vitamin C.

Growing your own rocket is a much cheaper alternative to buying those supermarket bags, as well as being kinder to the environment and far less wasteful as you only need pick what you are going to use – the perfect ‘cut-and-come-again’ garden veg!

Equally happy in containers as well as in the ground, rocket thrives in well-cultivated, moist but free-draining soil in a warm and sunny position, although it will benefit from some shade during very hot days to retain optimum flavour and texture. Successional sowings will give continuous crops over a long season. Leaves will be ready to harvest 6-7 weeks after sowing, or even from 2 weeks onwards for baby leaves.

Supplied as a packet of 750 (approx.) seeds ready to sow outdoors from May to August, directly into the soil or container where they are to crop. Harvest from May to October, picking a few leaves from each plant so they will carry on growing. Late sowings will crop into winter if protected by cloches or horticultural fleece.

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Supplied as a packet of 750 (approx.) seeds ready to sow outdoors.

Performance subject to growing conditions.
Origin UK.

Plant Care Information

Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • Easy to grow in well-watered containers that drain well.

Care Information

How to grow Rocket

  • Sow outdoors thinly where they are to crop, 0.5cm (¼in) deep directly into finely prepared soil that has already been watered. Allow 25cm (10in) between rows. Early sowings may benefit from cloche protection. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Water well and ensure soil remains moist to prevent plants running to seed. Thin out to 10cm (4in) apart, using thinning in salads. No thinning is necessary if only baby leaves are required.
  • Regular sowings made every 2-3 weeks will ensure a continuous supply. Take a few leaves from each plant and this will give up to 4 cuts, or pick whole mature plants.

Aftercare

  • Keep moist to avoid bolting but do not overwater as this will affect the taste.
  • Pick regularly to encourage new and tender growth.
  • Pinch out flower buds to prolong cropping.
  • Use a nitrogen-rich liquid fertiliser during the growing season for optimum growth and best pest resistance.

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Fruiting Time
Sowing Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
25 cm
25 cm
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