WWYD - rocket gone to seed

(5 Posts)
Takver Thu 27-Jun-13 20:16:37

Leave it to self seed & have lots of rocket next year?

SaskiaRembrandtVampireHunter Thu 27-Jun-13 16:18:20
SaskiaRembrandtVampireHunter Thu 27-Jun-13 16:18:09

Just Googled - according to this link, you can eat rocket flowers http://chat.allotment.org/index.php?topic=76866.0

SaskiaRembrandtVampireHunter Thu 27-Jun-13 16:17:38

Yes, you are - think of it as doing your bit to help them, the poor things seem to be struggling this year.

The same thing has happened with my mizuna (similar to rocket), but at least you can eat the flowers. Still disappointed though because I was hoping to keep it going for a couple more weeks.

GobbySadcase Thu 27-Jun-13 08:47:36

What the title says, really.
My rocket never really got going this year, although my other salad leaves have been fine. Now they've started flowering and going to seed.

Unattractive and no good for salads! I'd be tempted to chuck it all in the compost.

BUT... the bees love it. Despite me planting very carefully they're only making a bee- line (pun tastic) for the rocket.

I'm gonna have to keep it for a bit aren't I? Gotta keep the bees happy...

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