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Rocket seeds

by Sarah - October 3rd, 2011.
Filed under: allotment.

Rocket is also known as rocket, roquette, rucola or arugula.
Once you have planted rocket you should find it easy to save seed year after year. When they go to seed leave some flowers on for the bees and other insects and wait til the seed pods dry and then harvest them. Put them in a bag and roughly crush it to get the seeds out. They produce plenty of seed.
It’s definitely a plant for the insects too as the leaves are used as a food by the larvae of some moth species, including the Garden Carpet moth. It is also eaten in salad by us!

It’s quite peppery so serve with a good dressing with a squeeze of lemon in!
It is rich in vitamin C and potassium. You can eat the leaves or the young seed pods or even just the seeds.
I’m off now to go and pick some of the seed pods on my rocket on my allotment!

Easy to grow – try it in pots for over winter in the cold frame or greenhouse.

Rocket (Organic) - 1 packet (750 seeds)

Rocket (Organic) – 1 packet (750 seeds) from Thompson & Morgan £0.99
Popular, easy-to-grow salad leaf, Rocket is used in salads and sandwiches for its unique aromatic taste. Rocket can also be included in pizza and pasta dishes, or steamed as a spinach substitute. Sow in succession and pick leaves as required. Culinary note: Rocket flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Salad Leaves 'Cut 'n' Come Again' - 1 packet (300 seeds)

Salad Leaves ‘Cut ‘n’ Come Again’ – 1 packet (300 seeds) from Thompson & Morgan £1.49
A quick growing salad leaf mixture, ideal for sowing in containers outdoors throughout the summer, and indoors on a windowsill during the winter. Salad Leaves Cut ‘n’ Come Again is ready to cut from 25 days in summer and 50 days during winter.Mixture contains: Mizuna, Salad Rocket, Red Mustard, Pak Choi, Red Russian Kale, Golden Yellow Chinese Cabbage.

Rocket Seeds

Rocket Seeds from Plant Me Now £1.49
Easy to grow, great peppery taste. Pick as baby leaves or larger for a stronger flavour. Good source of vitamin C.

Rocket Olivetta Seeds

Rocket Olivetta Seeds from Plant Me Now £1.59
Easy to grow selection of wild rocket. Very attractive, tangy indented leaves, ideal for pots. Good source of vitamin C.

Rocket 'Sweet Oakleaf' - Kew Collection Seeds - 1 packet

Rocket ‘Sweet Oakleaf’ – Kew Collection Seeds – 1 packet from Thompson & Morgan £1.69
New British breeding of this increasingly popular subject, to ensure good performance in a cooler climate. Attractive oak leaved with a flavour combining sweetness with a pungent Wild Rocket kick. Culinary note: Rocket flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Rocket Organic Seeds

Rocket Organic Seeds from Plant Me Now £1.95
Easy to grow for baby or mature leaves. Grown by dedicated farmers using chemical free methods. Good source of vitamin C.

Rocket Geo Sprouting Seeds

Rocket Geo Sprouting Seeds from Plant Me Now £1.95
Rocket sprouts are excellent antioxidants and enhance the immune system. Taste its distinctive flavour mixed with different dishes. Rocket seeds do not require the normal soaking period in water: just rinse them lightly and set them directly according to your preferred method of germination. Due to the jelly, the trays method of germination is best. Keep seeds at room temperature and away from light until first leaves have grown. Rinse them 1-2 times daily, use only the amount of water necessary to keep them wet but not soggy. Sprouts are ready in 4-5 days. Keep refrigerated up to 1 week. Fills: 3 shelves on the Geosprouter. Ready in: 4 days Contains Vitamins and minerals: A, C, P, Fe, Mg Caleries per 100g : 30 cal

Rocket Wild Grazia Seeds

Rocket Wild Grazia Seeds from Plant Me Now £1.95
Strongly flavoured decorative leaves. A favourite in salads, easy to grow, even in containers. A good source of vitamin C.

Rocket Mixed Seeds

Rocket Mixed Seeds from Plant Me Now £1.95
Different shape leaves with a varying degree of bite. Easy and quick to grow, attractive in patio pots. Good source of vitamin C.