Rocket

Rocket

Rocket

Rocket

Green leafy plant. The leaves have a peppery taste and add interest to sandwiches and fresh salads. Likes rich well composted, friable soil and needs plenty of water. Grows best in winter.

Annual. H:50cm W:30cm. 12cm, 17cm


 

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In the garden ;

Growth Characteristics:
• Annual, Frost tolerant.
• Cut flower stalks to encourage leaf growth.

 Height:
•±1m in flower; Spread: ±40cm,

Cultivation:
• Full sun; Well drained, composted soil.

Harvesting:
• Pick fresh leaves and flowers throughout the year.

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Culinary use:

Use the pleasant, peppery, nutty flavour of Rocket leaves with:
• Salads, Sandwiches, Sauces, Soups, Stir frys, Tomatoes.
• Chicken.
• Lightly steamed as a vegetable or with other vegetables.
• Add leaves to the end of the cooking process to retain flavour.

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Health benefits:

Rocket may be beneficial in the following cases:

General
• Include in the diet as a green vegetable for vitamin and mineral supply.

Respiratory System
• Once used in cough syrup.