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ROCKET WILD PICTORIAL PACKET

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The true Rocket, which has a stronger flavour than the cultIvated variety, ideal for salads and garnish. Deep green, serrated foliage produced in abundance which should be picked in succession.

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ROCKET WILD PICTORIAL PACKET

The true Rocket, which has a stronger flavour than the cultIvated variety, ideal for salads and garnish. Deep green, serrated foliage produced in abundance which should be picked in succession. Easy to grow. Height 15-20 cm (6-8 in), prostrate habit.

Cultivation advice For ROCKET WILD PICTORIAL PACKET

  • Plant wild rocket in early spring or late summer/early fall. It grows well in cooler temperatures and can handle some frost.
  • Choose a spot with well-draining soil and partial to full sun exposure.
  • Wild rocket prefers fertile, well-draining soil. Improve the soil by incorporating organic matter like compost or aged manure to boost its fertility and texture.
  • Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0.
  • Sow wild rocket seeds directly into the garden bed or containers, about ½ inch deep. Space the seeds approximately 1-2 inches apart.
  • Ensure the soil stays consistently moist until the seeds germinate, which typically occurs in about 7-14 days.
  • Wild rocket prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Ensure it receives at least 4-6 hours of sunlight daily.
  • Water the plants regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Avoid wetting the leaves to prevent leaf diseases.
  • Thin wild rocket seedlings as they grow to maintain appropriate spacing, allowing mature plants to be about 6-8 inches apart. Crowded plants can hinder growth.
  • Wild rocket generally doesn’t require heavy fertilization. A balanced fertilizer applied at planting or a side dressing mid-season can support healthy growth.
  • Avoid excessive nitrogen, as it might lead to overly lush foliage with less flavor.
  • Apply mulch around wild rocket plants to retain soil moisture, regulate temperature, and suppress weed growth.
  • Regularly remove weeds to prevent competition for nutrients and water.
  • Harvest wild rocket leaves when they reach 2-3 inches in height. Snip the leaves from the outer part of the plant, encouraging continual growth.
  • Regular harvesting before the leaves become too mature maintains their tenderness and flavor.
  • Similar to cultivated rocket, regular harvesting and maintaining consistent moisture can help prevent wild rocket from bolting too quickly.
  • Harvesting young leaves and keeping the soil evenly moist may delay the bolting process.
  • Protect wild rocket from frost by using row covers or cloches in colder climates. Consider growing it in containers that can be moved indoors during frosty periods.
  • Wild rocket grows well in containers or pots, making it suitable for balconies, patios, or smaller gardens. Use containers with drainage holes and well-draining soil.
  • Rotate the containers periodically for even sun exposure on all sides of the plant.
  • Monitor for pests such as flea beetles, snails, or aphids that can affect wild rocket. Use organic pest control methods like neem oil or insecticidal soap.
  • Avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal diseases. Water the base of the plants instead.
  • Consider planting aromatic herbs like dill, mint, or basil near wild rocket to repel pests and attract beneficial insects. Avoid planting it near brassicas to prevent attracting similar pests.
  • Wild rocket has a robust, peppery flavor. Use it in salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and as a garnish for various dishes.
  • Experiment with incorporating wild rocket in sauces, pestos, or blending it into smoothies for added nutrients and flavor.
  • Allow a few wild rocket plants to flower and produce seeds. Collect the seeds from dried seed pods for future planting.
  • Store wild rocket seeds in a cool, dry place away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Use organic mulch such as dried leaves or straw to cover the soil around wild rocket plants. Mulch helps retain moisture, regulate temperature, and prevent weed growth.
  • Consider adding organic matter like compost or aged manure to the soil annually to enrich its nutrients and improve soil structure.
  • Harvest wild rocket as microgreens or baby leaves when they are just a few inches tall. These tender young leaves offer a milder flavor and are excellent for salads.
  • Explore different varieties of wild rocket for varying flavors and leaf shapes. Some varieties may have spicier or milder tastes, so try different types to find your preference.
  • In colder climates, consider using cold frames or low tunnels to extend the growing season for wild rocket during cooler months.
  • These structures offer protection from frost and allow you to continue harvesting fresh leaves.
  • Plant wild rocket seeds successively every few weeks for a continuous harvest. This ensures a fresh supply and prevents plants from bolting simultaneously.

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