Rocket Growing Guide

Rocket

Crop Rotation Group

Brassicas (Cabbage family) 

Soil

Fertile, well drained soil that holds moisture well.

Position

Sun or partial shade. A cooler, shady position in summer.

Frost tolerant

Yes, tolerates mild frosts.

Feeding

Not required.

Companions

Beans, Dill, Mint, Nasturtium and Thyme.

Spacing

Single Plants: 15cm (5") each way (minimum)
Rows: 10cm (3") with 20cm (7") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow direct into the soil from early spring onwards or under cover for an earlier sowing in mid-late winter. Can also sow in early autumn for a winter crop.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

An easy salad crop that doubles as a cooked green. Flower buds are also edible. Hot weather causes leaves to become very strongly flavored.

Harvesting

Harvest in small batches as required. Once it flowers the leaves become tougher and hotter in taste.

Troubleshooting

Flea beetles sometimes make small holes in leaves.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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