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Rocket goes to seed (a question for next year)


 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:30 am    Post subject: Rocket goes to seed (a question for next year) Reply with quote

Hi, I always plant rocket and am generally very happy with the results. However I do find that it tends to go to seed a bit quick. Does anyone have any tips to stretch the period before this happens? I sowed twice this year to introduce some succession, so I might to more of this next year.
Also on the subject of rocket seeds does anyone know if the seeds that my plants have produced will be any good? I will probably give them a go anyway, but I am a bit tight on space and don't want to try too many if they won't work out.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rocket matures fast and goes to seed too fast for most people. sow more often at regular intervals 2-3 weeks a small amount at each sowing. Water regularly and sow in a well manured soil that has been treated with a dressing of compost.
Seed produced from your plants can be saved and dried and sown next year.
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