A rapid grower, as the name implies, with peppery-tasting leaves that will add zest to your salads or sandwiches. It’s ready for picking in just a few weeks from sowing and make sure you harvest regularly, while tender, for best flavour.


How to grow rocket in a garden

  1. Choose a spot in your garden that sits mostly in full sun or part shade with well-drained soil. Enrich the soil with Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed
  2. Sow seeds, cover lightly with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix and water well.
  3. Once seedlings appear, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate. Water regularly to keep the soil moist and this will help encourage more leafy growth.
  4. Harvest regularly by picking the leaves. Sow seeds every few weeks to extend your harvest window. 

     
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How to grow rocket in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 300mm wide and position in full sun or part shade. Fill pot with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.  
  2. Sow seeds, cover lightly with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix and water well.
  3. Once seedlings appear, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate. Water regularly to keep the soil moist and this will help encourage more leafy growth.
  4. Harvest regularly by picking the leaves. Sow seeds every few weeks to extend your harvest window. 

Yates varieties

Rocket Wild

Wild Rocket has distinctive deep green serrated leaves, with a more intense and pungent flavour than standard salad Rocket.

Rocket Large Leaf

A rapid grower with peppery-tasting leaves that will add zest to your salads.


Growing tips

  • Rocket is best eaten when young otherwise it can be quite bitter to the taste. 

  • Make sure you harvest regularly when the seedlings are young. 


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Tarragon

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Bay Tree

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Thyme

Thyme makes an attractive ground cover & is perfect for flavouring stock, stuffing & sauces. Once it’s established, it won’t need much attention at all.

Rosemary

Rosemary is an attractive herb with needle-like leaves with lavender blue small flowers that are attractive to bees. Perfect to combine with lamb dishes.


Recommended products

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.