Wild Rocket

Slower growing than salad rocket, with thinner leaves. It produces leaves for twice as long as all other rocket types. More
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Slower growing than salad rocket, with thinner leaves. It produces leaves for twice as long as all other rocket types.

It is also fine if protected against flea beetle for picking in summer. This, sown in succession with salad rocket, will give you a year round rocket harvest.

Genus Diplotaxis tenuifolia
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Rocket Salad
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Spacing 8-10cm (3-4in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Direct sow in lines or blocks straight into the ground from April-August. Sown in succession with salad rocket, will give year round rocket harvest. Sown in autumn under cover or cloches, it will provide valuable winter salad. Easy germination. Will grow in part-shade. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.
Care Tips Cover with fleece during winter. This grows well in container pots. It may get infested with flea beetle from April-August leaving lots of tiny holes all over the leaves. Protect with a physical barrier of fleece from sowing on. Water regularly.
Storing Cut 2 hours before eating and submerge in cold water. Store in a plastic box for 2-3 days in the fridge.
Harvesting All year, 8-10 weeks from sowing. For the longest season keep picking regularly.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Wild rocket

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Reviewed 30th April 2015 by Paola Vais

I much prefer this to the Eruca sativa - it has a stronger taste, and although sold as annual, it is a perennial. I let my first sowing of it go to seed in the polytunnel about 10 years ago, and never had to sow it again (to the extent that I consider it a weed sometimes!) I keep one or two plants and harvest leaves all year round. It doesn't need much water, and it does very well in dry rocky soil too. Here (SW Ireland) can be grown as annual outdoors, as it doesn't seem to like wet winters.