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Wild rocket
« on: March 19, 2017, 14:20 »
Hi all....hope someone can help please....
I grow a big tub of wild rocket every year and usually let it seed itself but had very few flowers last year. I have cut it right back but will it re-grow from the root or do I have to buy more seed?


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Re: Wild rocket
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 14:24 »
If it has been left to set seed in previous years, I think there should still be enough seed in the soil for some to germinate when it gets warmer  :)
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Re: Wild rocket
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 20:37 »
I cut mine back in the spring, and off It goes. This year though, it's looking a bit old and tired like me. So I may reseed.
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Re: Wild rocket
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 13:08 »
True wild rocket is a perennial plant.  Most rocket seeds sold are not real wild rocket and are annuals.


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Re: Wild rocket
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 13:43 »
There are 2 wild types - The very strong tasting annual/short lived perennial, still a wild form, with thin divided leaves and white flowers, there are many 'not so peppery, bigger leaved' varieties bred from it.

The other is wall rocket, Diplotaxis tenuifolia, another wild form, which is perennial and has yellow flowers..

Both varieties are picked wild in Greece, but the wall rocket picked there,can be quite tough, almost prickly, to eat raw so most often cooked in green herb pies.

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