Rocket - salad

Eruca sativa


A popular hardy self-seeding cut and come again annual with peppery leaves, it adds lots of bite and flavour to leafy salads. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)
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9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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Sale price£2.90
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In stock (25 plants), ready to be dispatched

Description

  • Easy to grow
  • Cut and come again
  • Gives bite to leaf salads
  • Self-seeding

This well-known salad leaf is an easy to grow hardy annual for the garden or a pot. The leaves are deeply serrated when the plant is older, but smooth when young and have a peppery flavour. The flowers are also attractive and edible but leave some to produce and drop seed.

Plant care

  • Height: 30-60cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flowering period: June - August

An easy little cut and come leaf to grow; salad rocket is easily grown in containers or the ground. In containers make sure it is well fed, well drained and watered regularly. It is better grown in light shade, especially as the weather warms up - being an annual it will want to flower as the daylight hours get longer near the end of May and this will happen more quickly in full sun. Once flowering it will not produce any more leaves but will self-seed if left to its own devices. It is a much better plant to grow early in the year and again in autumn, outside of the hottest months. 

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