Rocket Salads - Organic Growing Guides for Teachers

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Rocket Salads - Organic Growing Guides for Teachers + Students + Schools - One Pot Pledge

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  • 1. Rocket Rocket is easy to grow, indoors or out. It can be sown almost all year round. Grow it to produce young leaves, which can be picked after only 4 weeks. Sow once a month for a regular supply. Rocket gives a peppery zing to salads. It can also be used to make pesto sauce, and in soups. Add the leaves to pizzas just before eating. Suggested pot size: A wide pot or tray, around 10-15cm deep. Rocket Any variety of rocket can be grown this way. Some to try: ‘Rucola’ ‘Sky Rocket’ ‘Voyager’ Plant Growing tips 1. Fill container with moist compost and firm down gently. 2. Sprinkle seed evenly over the surface, 2-3cm apart. 3. Cover with a 0.5-1cm layer of compost. 4. Water well. Compost to use: Multipurpose, organic and peat- free. 1.  Gently pull out excess seedlings, leaving the rest about 5cm apart. 2. You can eat the ones pulled out. Grow Eat Grow it outdoors in a light, airy spot, or on a cool windowsill. Rocket does best in cooler weather. In summer keep pots in light shade. Watering tips: Water regularly, particularly hot weather. Use a watering can with a rose fitted to avoid disturbing seeds. Covering the pot with clear plastic, glass or cling film will keep the compost moist until the seedlings come up. Support: None needed 1.  When the plants are around 10cm tall, start to harvest. 2.  Pick individual leaves, or cut them off, leaving a short stump of plant to grow again once or twice. Protection: Leaves may be nibbled by flea beetle in hot weather. If this happens, cover the next batch you sow with fleece or a net curtain to keep the beetles at bay. Feeding: None needed Early Spring Feb Spring Mar Apr Summer May Jun Jul Autumn Aug Sep Oct Nov Sow indoors Sow outdoors Harvest www.gardenorganic.org.uk The One Pot Pledge® concept was devised by Food Up Front, the urban food growing network. Trade Mark registered to Food Up Front. Garden Organic is a registered charity no. 298104