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how can I save my rocket

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lighteningmcmama Sun 09-Mar-14 10:52:38


I planted all the seeds in the packet in one small pot blush now they're sprouting up and overcrowded...I thought it was a similar principle to tomato plants, which we've just pricked out successfully. But now I've read about successive sowing for rocket. What should I do?

ShoeWhore Sun 09-Mar-14 21:43:23

You can pull some bits out and eat them - the tiny shoots are really delicious and this will give the rest of it more room to grow.

Gooner123 Sun 09-Mar-14 22:15:42

Rocket can be sown directly into the ground,and yes do successive sowings,I think your gonna need another packet of seeds.

FunkyBoldRibena Mon 10-Mar-14 06:20:38

Wait until they are about 3 inches tall, then de pot and plant in clumps in new pots. Then take from successive pots to eat. Will probably last all summer.

A note though, rocket will go to seed so keep on top of it.

lighteningmcmama Mon 10-Mar-14 09:23:59

Thanks everyone!

What does going to seed mean? I'm a bit of a newbie!

dreamingofsun Mon 10-Mar-14 13:13:36

it will flower and these will turn to seed heads. it makes them a bit bitter so not ideal

lighteningmcmama Mon 10-Mar-14 16:22:54

Ok thank you, so you pick before it flowers?

dreamingofsun Mon 10-Mar-14 19:47:33

yes keep picking and then i think its less likely to flower

lighteningmcmama Thu 13-Mar-14 20:13:02

Thanks all

TunipTheUnconquerable Thu 13-Mar-14 20:16:11

It'll be fine if you don't let it go to seed. Just keep picking.

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