Rocket - Eruca \ Aragula
Rocket (Eruca vesicaria) is a herb in the mustard family that is native to the Mediterranean region. It is a leafy green with a slightly peppery flavour.
Sow during spring or autumn in full sun. They should germinate within days and after about 40 days you can harvest the leafs. Harvest the leaves by cutting them off at the base of the plant. You can harvest the leaves as needed, or you can wait until the plant has matured and harvest the entire plant. Rocket is a relatively easy-to-grow herb that is a great addition to any garden.
It is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes from salald, sandwiches and pizza toppings. With proper care, you can enjoy fresh rocket from your own garden all season long. It is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K. It is also a good source of folate, calcium, and iron. Rocket has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It may also help to boost the immune system and is used in some traditional medicines.
When to plant
Late summer/ autumn
Where to plant
Climate depending: For hot summers, plant in shade and Cool summer, in full sun
6 - 10 days
When can I harvest
Young leaves have pungent nutty-cress taste. 30cm