Rocket Growing Guide

Eruca vesicaria


Crop Rotation Group

Brassicas (Cabbage family) 


Fertile, well drained soil that holds moisture well.


Sun or partial shade. A cooler, shady position in summer.

Frost tolerant

Yes, tolerates mild frosts.


Not required.


Single Plants: 15cm (5") each way (minimum)
Rows: 10cm (3") with 20cm (7") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow direct into the soil from early spring onwards or under cover for an earlier sowing in mid-late winter. Can also sow in early autumn for a winter crop.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.


An easy salad crop that doubles as a cooked green. Flower buds are also edible. Hot weather causes leaves to become very strongly flavored.


Harvest in small batches as required. Once it flowers the leaves become tougher and hotter in taste.


Flea beetles sometimes make small holes in leaves.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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