Upper North Shore Sydney Australia

Rocket/Arugula

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Rocket/ArugulaRocket

Eruca Vesicaria subsp. Sativa

 

This is a leafy annual plant with a peppery flavour which tastes great in salads. Native to the mediterrean area.

Favourite Growing Conditions

Enjoys a sunny postion but will also do well in partial shade. Perfers rich moist alkaline soil.

How to Prepare the Soil

The soil should be a rich fertile loam with a pH greater than 7.

Planting

Sow seeds in succession from early spring to early summer. Germination of seeds takes 4-7 days.

Plant Care

Keep plants well watered in dry weather to prevent the plant from bolting.

Harvesting

Continually take the green leaves as the plant grows and snip out the edible flowers to keep the leaves lush.

Propagation

Let the plant go to seed and collect for next years crop.

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