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Rocket Collection BEruca vesicaria subsp. sativa, Diplotaxis tenuifoliaArugula, Rucola, Roquette, Mediterranean Rocket

Just £4.49

Hardy Annual
What is Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

Rocket - A very useful salad plant which can be used raw in salads or cooked lightly when it makes a delicious spinach substitute.

Sky Rocket - Combines the speed of Salad Rocket and the flavour of Wild Rocket. Pungency increases as the plants develop so this variety is best cut as small leaves.

Wild Rocket - Deep green, serrated foliage makes this variety an attractive garnish with a much stronger flavour than normal salad rocket.

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This hardy annual is widely used for its spicy leaves that add a delicious hot, peppery flavour to salads. Harvesting rocket regularly will ensure a constant supply of tasty leaves throughout the summer and even into winter if protected from frost. Height and spread: 15cm (6").


  • Collection includes:
  • Rocket - A very useful salad plant which can be used raw in salads or cooked lightly when it makes a delicious spinach substitute.
  • Sky Rocket - Combines the speed of Salad Rocket and the flavour of Wild Rocket. Pungency increases as the plants develop so this variety is best cut as small leaves.
  • Wild Rocket - Deep green, serrated foliage makes this variety an attractive garnish with a much stronger flavour than normal salad rocket.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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How to grow salad crops from seed
Reasons to buy your seeds from Thompson & Morgan


Patio, Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse

Hardy

Sun or semi shade

Up to 15cm (5.9in)

Up to 15cm (5.9in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

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Rocket must be kept well watered during hot, dry weather to reduce bolting and prevent the leaves becoming hot and inedible. Harvest young rocket leaves as required picking only a few leaves from each plant. As the flower buds appear pinch them out to prolong cropping. Rocket flower buds and shoots can be eaten but have a much hotter flavour.

Direct sow rocket seeds from April to September outdoors or October to March under glass, into well prepared, moist, well drained soil in sun or semi shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (1/2") in drills 45cm (18") apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. When large enough to handle, thin rocket seedlings to 23cm (9") apart, or leave un-thinned and harvest as 'baby salad' leaves or as a 'cut and come again' crop. Sowings made in late summer will continue cropping into winter if protected by cloches, or if sown in frames, under glass, or in pots on the windowsill.

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £1.95.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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