Rocket Astra Seeds
Info: Rocket Astra is both quicker and more vigorous to grow than other salad rocket. The serrated leaves have that traditional peppery taste and is ideal as a baby leaf in salads.
Sowing & cultivation: Sow outdoors successively between March to May or in September. Seed depth 6 mm with 3 cm apart in short rows about 20 - 30 cm apart. A rich soil is excellent for lettuce, but the crop will also do well in average garden soil. Fertilize the soil with compost or horn meal before sowing. Watering is essential, the plants need almost constantly moist ground as dry soil will cause the plants to put their energy into producing flowers.
|Botanical name||Diplotaxis erucoides|
|Sowing||March - May, September|
|Location||sunny, well-drained rich soil|
|Germination temperature||4 - 16°C|
|Germination||7 - 14 days|
|Harvesting||April to October|