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Is It Possible To Grow Rocket Leaves? Would love to have them in my salads...

#1 User is offline   newtogardening 

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 05:44 PM

Hi all,

I love rocket leaves with parmesean cheese, balsamic vinegar and olive oil..

Does anyone know whether we can plant rocket leaves in Singapore? I know of someone who does it in Thailand...

If it is possible, does anyone know how I can get my hands on some to grow them myself...?

Thanks much!
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 06:32 PM

hi...a few of us here are growing rocket/arugula.

i, myself, is trying out rocket and im surprised that they can grow here altho, abit slow in the beginning if u start from seeds. Once they have established, they grow quite fast. I got my seeds from Goodwood nursery at Thompson rd which sells seeds from Suttons. Quite expensive since they are from UK. But im sure other growers here can point out to u cheaper sources for the seeds. My variety has slight reddish veins on the leaves.

I realised that wild rocket and rocket that u will find the market are actually two different species. The one that is growing for me is just rocket, Eruca sativa. I had no luck with wild rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia). Furthermore, wild rocket seeds are smaller and different from rocket. I have been procastinating in taking picture of my rocket and starting a thread on rocket. Will post a photo one of theses days :P/>

give it a try :P/>

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:04 PM

Yes, it is possible to grow rocket leaves here. Please see pg 3 of
Maeyi's garden

This is a cut and grow again variety. The flavour is a lot more intense than the supermarket rocket leaves, some people find it too bitter and peppery. But I like it, esp in a egg mayo sandwich. :)/>
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 10:03 PM

Oh... hey.. thanks. OK, i will definitely try them.. any pests i should watch out for? I've been really unlucky - white flies.. mealies.. red spider mites (latest suspects)...
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 10:05 PM

Ermmm, edibles do attract pest. I spray my edibles with neem oil every week.
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:49 AM

I am growing rockets from seeds gotten in italy. Be careful not to let them go to flower and seed, as they will spread like wild weeds.
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Posted 18 September 2009 - 10:59 PM

Rockets can be grown here however the hot temperature gives the leaves a more intense bitter taste.
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Posted 19 September 2009 - 09:36 AM

Yes, rocket grows quite readily here but has an intense bitter peppery taste. It tastes ok if you mix it with some store bought lettuce or other salad leaves
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 10:57 AM

Sorry. Saw the info already. B)/>

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 12:47 PM

View Postnewtogardening, on 21 February 2009 - 05:44 PM, said:

Hi all,

I love rocket leaves with parmesean cheese, balsamic vinegar and olive oil..

Does anyone know whether we can plant rocket leaves in Singapore? I know of someone who does it in Thailand...

If it is possible, does anyone know how I can get my hands on some to grow them myself...?

Thanks much!


Hi, I have grown Rocket leaves before, see Growing veggies in HDB. NTUC Fairprice is currently selling this variety which is different from wild rocket.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:49 PM

Hi! I'm looking at growing rocket leaves too... Both rocket and wild rocket. Please share you get the seeds and/or the potted plants? Thank you!!!
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:49 AM

Singapore is a very crowded place and rare to find empty soil for plant growing.
I would recommend you to go with indoor gardening which is very ease and comfortable method for Singapore citizens.
Hydroponic gardening method uses in indoor or home gardening which works without soil and gives you healthy and fastest grown rocket leaves than traditional methods.

http://www.homehydroponics.info/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/home-hydroponics-setup2.jpg

http://www.onlinegardenertips.com/images/Indoor-Gardening-Design-Ideas.jpg
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:31 PM

Wow love the setup. How much will it cost and where to get it?
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