Rucola Cultivated, Rocket Cultivated - Seeds
Common name: Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa
Bloom time: summer
Height: 6 – 12 in.
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Place the seedling plug in the hole and firm gently around the roots, water well. Crop care: Keep soil moist at all times for best flavoured leaves and to prevent plants from bolting (running to seed). Seed can also be sown in pots on the windowsill for all the year round harvesting of fresh leaves.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 40 and 65 degrees,
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Arugula or Roquette is easy to grow.
- It likes full sun, but will tolerate partial shade.
- For best results, grow Arugula or Roquette, quickly during cool weather, in moist, fertile soil.
- It gets the name "Rocket" for its speedy growth under these conditions.
- The soil should be rich, and drain well.
- Mix compost into the soil, prior to planting.
- Add fertilizer when planting.
Harvesting: Roquette is ready to harvest in 40 days.
- Weed around plants frequently.
- Plants thrive in cool wether.
- Plant crops for spring and fall.
- For a continuous harvest during this period, plant succession crops.
- Arugula will withstand light frosts.
Arugula, also called Roquette, is a leafy green vegetable, like lettuce and spinach. Native to the Mediterranean and Asia, Roquette is a member of the mustard family. Like other leaf crops, growing Arugula in cool weather is best.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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