Diplotaxis tenuifolia, Arugula, Rucola, Roquette, Mediterranean Rocket, Annual Wall-Rocket
An alternative to the usual Rocket, with deep green, serrated foliage that makes an attractive garnish. Wild Rocket has a stronger flavour than standard Rocket, and the young leaves can be picked in succession and are perfect for salads. Easy to grow. Height 15-20cm (6-8in), prostrate habit.
Sow seeds from April to July. Sow seeds thinly, 1cm (0.5in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart in soil that has been raked to a fine tilth. When large enough to handle, thin seedlings to 23-30cm (9-12in) apart.
Harvest young leaves as required, picking only a few from each plant. Sowings made in late summer will carry on cropping into winter if given protection by cloches.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Ideal For: patio, kitchen garden, greenhouse
Flowering Period: May to August
Sowing Months: April to October
Position: sun or semi shade
ie: Spinach and Chard
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