Organic Rocket: Home Growing Instructions

  1. Fill your seed tray or punnet approximately half full of compost. Sprinkle the seed on top of the compost and spread evenly. Rocket seed does not need to be soaked. For one of our 22cmx33cm seed trays use approximately 50g, for one of our punnets use approximately 10g of seed.
  2. Water, using a can with a rose.
  3. Keep at room temperature for 3 days, watering twice a day keeping the compost moist, as it is important to keep the seeds moist during germination, but do not over water.
  4. After the fourth day, once the seeds have germinated, ensure the tray is in a light place, the brighter the better.
  5. You can slow or speed the growth of the greens by manipulating the temperature. Fresh air and sunshine is what it likes best, but for most of the year in the UK you will need to keep it indoors on or near a windowsill. In hot weather it is better to protect the plants from direct sunshine.
  6. Continue to water, up to twice a day if necessary. Do not let the shoots stand in water. Just keep the compost moist.
  7. After 10-14 days, the microgreens will have formed the first pair of leaves and be ready to use
  8. To harvest cut a small bundle of the greens with a sharp knife or scissors above compost surface. Rinse well before use, sprinkle on salads or use in sandwiches and enjoy.

We sell organic Rocket Seed and other organically grown grains and seeds that you may like to try growing at home.

We sell organic Rocket Seed and other organically grown grains and seeds that you may like to try growing at home.