WILD ROCKET

Rocket is a grow-your-own star. It's quick and hardy, can thrive both in the ground and in containers, and will grow happily indoors on any sunny windowsill. Delicious as a garnish or as part of a summer salad.

All the vegetable seeds we sell are organic, and we stock wild rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia), as opposed to the cultivated variety. It's a very resilient leaf crop, with a much stronger, more peppery flavour than its cultivated relation. Extremely easy to grow!

How to grow wild rocket

 

Sow your rocket seeds from February-July indoors, or from April-July if sowing directly into the ground.

Sowing into the ground

 

Choose a well-drained location in sun or semi-shade, and clear any weeds. Dig over the soil, break up lumps and rake flat.

 

Create shallow drills at least 25cm apart. Water the drills first, then sow your seeds thinly and evenly along them. Cover with 1cm of soil. 

Sowing indoors

If you don't have a garden or greenhouse, you can easily grow wild rocket on your kitchen windowsill. Any large flowerpot or windowbox will do fine - just make sure you add drainage holes and fill it with good quality, multi-purpose potting compost.

As your rocket grows

As your rocket seedlings grow, thin them out so they're at least 3cm apart (you can eat the thinned-out bits!). Continue to water regularly.

Harvest a few rocket leaves at a time, cutting them off with a sharp pair of scissors. Rocket is a 'cut and come again' crop, so young leaves can be picked in succession, as they grow.

From plot to plate! Rocket recipes

 

Rocket and pancetta salad

Rocket pesto

Slow-roasted tomatoes and rocket

Delicious rocket soup
How to order

If you'd like to buy just one or two packets of our rocket seeds, please visit our online shop.

 

If you'd like to buy 50 or more packets, for larger scale gardening or grow-your-own ventures, we offer good bulk discounts. Drop us a line at hello@seedsofhope.scot and we can give you a custom quotation for your project.

 

Thank you!

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Cover photo: Harebells on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Photo by David Wheater