Why spend money on expensive and often artificially preserved bags of rocket when you can grow your own far fresher and tastier versions for a fraction of the cost? Rocket is very versatile and is great added to a whole host of hot and cold dishes. Growing your own fresh rocket is so easy to do and the leaves make excellent cut and come again crops. If space on the plot is limited, leaves can be grown in containers, growbags, trays and pretty much any other space, as long as the soil is well drained. Growing your own rocket is extremely cost effective and allows growers to experiment with the different textures and strengths of flavour on offer. Read more
How to grow Rocket
Rocket grow best in full sun or a partially shady spot, with well drained soil. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of approximately 0.5cm (1/4in), allowing 25cm (10in) between rows. Seedlings will usually appear within 7-14 days and should be thinned out to allow approximately 10cm (4in) between plants. Plants removed whilst thinning make excellent additions to salads. However, no thinning will be necessary if using plants for baby leaves.
We recommend sowing 'little and often' for a continuous supply of fresh leaves. Keep plants well-watered, especially in dry periods of weather to avoid plants running to seed. Mature plants can be pulled up whole but for successful cut and come again crops, harvest leaves individually- taking little but often will keep the plants cropping for longer. Leaves are best when picked and used fresh however, leaves will store in the fridge for several days. Show less