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A quick-maturing salad green that literally “rockets” up from your soil. Adds a wonderful spicy flavour to your salads.
Rocket Lettuce Seeds
[35 days] Rocket Arugula is one of the most popular arugula varieties on the market. It’s a favorite of supermarkets, restaurants, and home growers alike. One of the earliest of spring greens, Rocket Arugula takes just 3 weeks to produce a plethora of dark green, tender baby leaves perfect for salads. Wait just a week longer for the larger cooking greens. The peppery taste will spice up any salad and even tastes great in soup.
Grows best in cool weather (spring or fall).
How do you grow Rocket lettuce from seed? When growing lettuce you should plant about 10 seeds per square foot, spacing your rows 12 to 18 inches apart. You can also sow and plant your Rocket lettuce seeds into small spaces and containers when required.
Do Rocket lettuce seeds need full sun to grow properly? It is true that lettuce will grow the fastest in full sun, however it is one of the few vegetables that can tolerate some shade without affecting growth. You will find that spring Rocket lettuce crops last longer when protected with shade from the warmer afternoons. Shading is also believe to give enough temperature drops to reduce bolting in spring time.
Does soaking lettuce seeds help germination? Many gardeners believe that soaking any seeds before planting can increase germination rates. You can pick and choose whether you want to experiment by soaking your Rocket lettuce seeds in water for at least 16 hours before sowing. Making sure that the seeds are placed in a well-lit area.
- Average Germination Time
- 4 - 7 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 30 Days
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Overwinter Crop
- Packet Seed Count
- Suited for small space growing
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