Rocket belongs to the mustard family and has a distinctive peppery flavour, ideal for adding zest as a garnish.
Every 100 grams of raw Rocket leaves contain important macronutrients such as carbohydrates, fibre, and proteins; essential micronutrients such as vitamins A, C, K, B2, and folate; and minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, and especially high amounts of potassium and calcium. And that’s just for starters. Among Brassica microgreens, Micro Rocket is thought to have the highest amount of vitamin C and beta carotenes.
Grow your own Microgreens
Taste – spicy, peppery and nutty flavour
Difficulty – Easy
Germination – 4-6 days
Days to Harvest – 12-16 days after germination.
Seed Packet Weight - 8g
Growing in the Garden
Where to grow - Rocket will grow in most fertile, moisture-retentive soils, and will appreciate any partial shade in the summer.
Sowing and planting - Sow direct outdoors as soon as the soil is warm enough, under cover if necessary. Sow further small batches throughout spring and summer.
SOWING DEPTH 1cm.
SOWING DISTANCE thin to 15cm apart.
ROW SPACING 15 cm apart.
Tips on growing - Water regularly to discourage rocket from bolting.
Harvesting - Harvest as a cut and come again crop, or slice off the whole plant and wait for new shoots to sprout from the stump.
Trouble shooting - PESTS flea beetle, slugs and snails.
PLANT OUT - March-September
HARVEST - April-December
Add depth to salads and sandwiches. A great gourmet pizza topping. Contributes delicious flavour to pasta, egg dishes and soups