Updated: Oct 19, 2020
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**Rocket leaves known as Aragula are part of the Brassica family are a good source of Vitamins A & K and also Folates and Potassium.
You do not need to keep the seed trays in sun to make them sprout, just keep them well watered, this should take 1-2 weeks, on a sunny window ledge
Once they start to grow let them have a 1 hour or so a day outside to harden off, increasing the amount after a week. But don’t leave them outside overnight as cold may damage the tender shoots
You can transplant them to bigger pots in the egg trays so you don’t have to handle the delicate seedlings, once the plants are bigger you can thin them out.
Don’t forget to water the plants regularly , do not let them dry out !
You can pick the leaves as a “ Cut and Come again” plant, though remember to let some ”go to seed “ and then you have seeds to make new plants and you can sow them later in the year
Many online retailers sell seed, one firm known for generations is Chiltern Seeds who produce small informative seed catalogues which are great to browse.
They have several varieties to buy, some more spicy tasting than others including wild rocket most are under £2 per pack