Wild Rocket

Series: The Garden Gurus Spring 2020

Story: Wild Rocket
Episode: 7
Presenter: Sue McDougall
Air Date: 26th September 2020

Rocket is a compact growing annual with attractive, multi-lobed green leaves.

  • Rocket is one of the best repeat harvest crops that you can plant at this time of year.
  • It has been grown as an edible plant since Roman times and has a history of traditional medicinal use.
  • Today, rocket is grown for its peppery, nutty flavour and can be added to pizzas, sandwiches, salads, pasta and soups.
  • Rocket grows best in part shade to full sun with well improved soil.
  • It requires regular feeding with a liquid fertiliser like Powerfeed every two weeks.
  • Harvest the leaves you want before applying the fertiliser. The fresh, new growth is the tastiest.
  • Remove the flower stalks will encourage a longer and more productive harvest. 

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