Description – An alternative to the usual Rocket, with deep green, serrated foliage that makes an attractive garnish. Wild Rocket has a stronger flavour than standard Rocket, and the young leaves can be picked in succession and are perfect for salads. Easy to grow. Height 15-20cm (6-8in), prostrate habit.
Sowing – Sow seeds from April to July. Sow seeds thinly, 1cm (½in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart in soil that has been raked to a fine tilth. When large enough to handle, thin seedlings to 23-30cm (9-12in) apart.
Growing – Harvest young leaves as required, picking only a few from each plant. Sowings made in late summer will carry on cropping into winter if given protection by cloches.
Aftercare – Prefers moist, well drained soil in full sun.
Harvest – Indoor: All year; Outdoor; May to October