Description – A well known, very useful salad plant, rocket can be used raw in salads or cooked lightly when it makes a delicious spinach substitute. Late summer
sowings of rocket will carry on cropping into the winter if the plants are protected by cloches.
Sowing – Sow March to September, thinly in a well prepared seedbed in full sun or partial shade, 13mm deep in drills 30cm apart. Can also be sown under glass all the year round for fresh leaves continually.
Growing – Thin out seedlings to 15cm apart, or leave unthinned and pick as baby leaves. Keep well watered to minimise bolting (running to seed) and pick young leaves regularly for best flavour.
Harvest – January to December