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Rocket in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Eruca sativa

 

Rocket

Rocket is an easy to grow salad leaf that can also be cooked as a vegetable. It has a peppery flavour. The leaves are deeply pinnately lobed, and the (edible) flowers are white 4-petalled lightly streaked with purple and are followed by long seed-pods.

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plant Features
  • Rocket likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Rocket likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Rocket is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Rocket likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Rocket

Latin name

Eruca sativa

type

Half hardy herb

family

Brassicaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rocket likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Rocket is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Rocket likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Rocket likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rocket is 0.30meters x 0.30meters 0.30 M 0.30 M

Eruca sativa

Rocket is an easy to grow salad leaf that can also be cooked as a vegetable. It has a peppery flavour. The leaves are deeply pinnately lobed, and the (edible) flowers are white 4-petalled lightly streaked with purple and are followed by long seed-pods.


Propagating by seed

From Late Winter TO Mid Spring

Sow seeds under glass in late winter, or outdoors in mid Spring. Choose a sunny site, and soil that drains well. Sow the seeds in rows, and as the seedlings grow thin them to twp inches apart, and then thin them again when they have grown sufficiently to need more space to grow. Sow in succession monthly for continuous crops

 

Planting

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Plant out seedlings grown under glass to a sunny well-drained site when the seedlings are big enough to handle and after risk of frost has passed

 
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