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A rapid grower, as the name implies, with peppery-tasting leaves that will add zest to your salads or sandwiches. It’s ready for picking in just a few weeks from sowing and make sure you harvest regularly, while tender, for best flavour.

How to grow rocket in a garden

  1. Choose a spot in your garden that sits mostly in full sun or part shade with well-drained soil. Enrich the soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. 
  2. Sow seeds, cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix and water well.
  3. Once seedlings appear, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food. Water regularly to keep the soil moist and this will help encourage more leafy growth.
  4. Harvest regularly by picking the leaves. Sow seeds every few weeks to extend your harvest window. 

     
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How to grow rocket in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 300mm wide and position in full sun or part shade. Fill pot with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.  
  2. Sow seeds, cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix and water well.
  3. Once seedlings appear, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food. Water regularly to keep the soil moist and this will help encourage more leafy growth.
  4. Harvest regularly by picking the leaves. Sow seeds every few weeks to extend your harvest window. 

Yates varieties

Rocket Large Leaf

A rapid grower with peppery-tasting leaves that will add zest to your salads.

Rocket Wild

Wild Rocket has deep green, very serrated leaves that have a stronger flavour than standard Rocket.


Growing tips

  • Rocket is best eaten when young otherwise it can be quite bitter to the taste. 

  • Make sure you harvest regularly when the seedlings are young. 


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