DetailsOrganic rocket seeds for growing your own microgreens. Rocket is also called arugula in America.How to grow rocket microgreens:
- Rocket is a very fast grower which must not be soaked as it is mucilaginous. (Mucilage is a thick, gluey substance produces by all plants, some more than others. Basically, if you soak rocket seeds they will turn the water quite thick and you will not be able to sprinkle them onto your compost).
- Sprinkle the seeds over a tray of compost and press down gently.
- Cover with a fine layer of compost.
- It is advisable to use a micro biologically tested compost such as Klassmanns Peat Free Seed Compost to ensure there is no ecoli present.
- Keep the compost moist (but not soaking).
- Best kept at a steady temperature of about 20oC
- You should see signs of germination after a couple of days.
- Cut after about ten days.
Harvesting and using your rocket sprouts
When you are happy with your crop then cut your rocket greens close to the compost and gently rinse off any compost. Fantastic flavour - will make any salad special. Also great on sandwiches.Nutrition and health benefits of eating beetroot sprouts and microgreens:
- Rocket greens contain vitamins A, B, C and E
- Also present are - Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus and Potassium
- Rocket is packed with antioxidants,
- All Essential Amino Acids