Rocket salad started to flower

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Rocket salad started to flower
« on: May 12, 2011, 13:40 »
Hi all,

please help my rocket has started to flower, am I supposed to cut these off? and keep it trimmed?

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Re: Rocket salad started to flower
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 13:43 »
The flowers indicate that it is bolting. You won't stop this process once it has started, so eat what leaves you can soon and you will probably have to start again by sowing more seeds.

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Re: Rocket salad started to flower
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 14:17 »
You can eat the flowers though (not to everyone's taste but I quite like them in small quantities!)  :)
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Re: Rocket salad started to flower
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 23:21 »
mine has too. At first tried to nip flower stems out but other posters are right it is now inevitable.

I can't grow it from packet seed so will let it self seed where it is. In the past I have grown it through the winter from summer bought plants. So hope the new seedlings will establish over next few months and provide rocket right through til next spring. ;)

Floers are quite pretty and can eat the leaves that come.

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Re: Rocket salad started to flower
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011, 23:58 »
The flowers are quite tasty actually. I think the tasty bit is the swollen bit behind the flower. Quite peppery  :)



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