You'll be volunteering for salad making duty with these green glories. Deeply notched leaves, delicate to eat with a well-loved strong, peppery flavour that will make you look good in the garden and the kitchen.
Salad Rocket, Arugula, Ruchetta, Rucola, Rucoli, Rugula, Colewort and Roquette
Germination: 7-15 days
Matures: 40-50 days
Sow: 15cm apart
Plant: 15cm apart if necessary
WHAT ROCKET LOVES
Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun
Soil: Moist but well-drained
Water: Daily during dry weather
Food: Happy with the soil
Tomatoes, Onions, Chives, Garlic and Raspberries
Sow in a sunny spot, every 2-3 weeks for a constant supply of fresh leaves throughout the season.
Sow Autumn crops in August or September in a cool greenhouse or under cloches or fleece.
BRINGS TO YOUR GARDEN
Hardy salad leaf
Easy to grow in pots
Grows greens throughout the season
Harvest as a cut-and-come-again crop, by nipping off what you require as soon as the leaves are large enough and leaving the plants to grow on and produce pickings for weeks. Regular picking keeps growth young, tender and tasty.
MAKES FOR GREAT..
Well.. salad springs to mind. Try on a pizza, as pesto or on pasta.
Green nutrient goodness. Packed with Calcium, Potassium, Folate Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin A.