True, it’s very weather sensitive, but that’s its great strength. Cool and damp? Plentiful pickings of peppery leaves. Hot and dry? Let it bolt and enjoy the flowers instead: they have a sweet-and-spicy taste that I actually prefer.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
- Rate of growth: fast
- Hardiness: tender
Garden quality wild rocket. It has a stronger (some would say better) flavour than the cultivated variety, with a smaller leaves and crunchy stalks. You can cut the leaves for salads and more will come again up to 2 or 3 times. The flowers are edible too and can be used to add a bit of colour to your salad.
- Growing Instructions:
Sow outside - March to September
Protect autumn/winter crops with cloche or fleece
- Harvest: May to November
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