Sativa Seeds – Rocket Cultivated-1 KG (GMO-FREE DECLARATION)
Germination Rate: 98%
Rocket – Cultivated is a must in any salad! With this quick-growing leaf plant, you can pick your salads throughout the growing season. With long, green, serrated leaves and a distinctive peppery taste, cultivated rocket adds a kick to your plate. Rocket–Cultivated is a nutritional powerhouse that is packed full of vitamin C.
Rocket Cultivated is perfect for the baby leaf market. It is an easy and fast-growing leaf herb to include in your garden, it produces fast balanced, pungent dark green leaves.
One of the most appreciated leaf Plants in Italian cuisine it’s suitable for year-round cultivation.
It is used in sandwiches and mixed in salads with other greens. Rocket Cultivated thrives in cooler temperatures.
It grows well in containers filled with moist, well-draining soil to get the best flavors from your vegetables
In warmer climates, such as zones 8+, they should be planted in fall rather than spring.
If you sow a row or section every 2 to 3 weeks, you can get a continuous crop by dispersing the seeds evenly to grow a bed of tender leaves.
Sowing and growing
Watercress grows well in moist soil rich in organic matter, and it also can adapt to a wide PH range.
The soil is prepared by adding about 2 cm of organic matter to the soil before planting.
Watercress can be grown in several different ways, and below we will list some of those methods.
Plant directly in the soil: (Clay Soils)
- Seeds can be sown in basins, and an acre needs about 7 kilograms of seeds. It is preferable to sow seeds mixed with sand to ensure good distribution (do not waste the use of seeds, given that the germination rate of watercress is 98%, and in case waste the seeds, this leads to a reduction in the distance between the plant and the other, which causes a general slowdown in growth and is also more susceptible to various fungal and insect infestations.
- After watering for about 4 days, watercress seeds germinate, and it reach harvest c in a cycle within about 35 days only
- Thinning is done before the plants fully grow so that the distance between the plants is about 5 cm. The earth is also needed to eliminate weeds for the success of watercress cultivation.
Cultivate on Lines:
Watercress seeds can be placed by hand in the soil so that the distance is between the plant and the other, and it can also be scattered carefully, but it is preferable to plant the seeds in an external place, and after their growth and they are complete seedlings, the seedlings are transferred to the soil directly and planting is done on the two feathers.
Sowing in seedling trays:
- Prepare the soil mixture in the seedling tray or planting clip, and place the seeds at a depth of 1 cm.
- Spray the seeds with water using a sprinkler or sprayer so that the soil is moist enough to germinate the seeds (you can check the soil moisture by rubbing the soil between your fingers and sticking your finger in the soil, if the soil is moist enough you will feel the moisture on your fingers) and cover it with a bag Plastic to speed up the germination process, and don’t forget to make holes in the plastic bag so the seeds can breathe.
Incubate a tray or planting pot for about 3 days, and do not reveal it except every 48 hours to freshen the air until germination, then remove the plastic bag.
- After germination, the trays are incubated and carefully watered and not exposed to direct sunlight for not less than 15 days, and then the plant is ready to be planted in the soil, in a larger pot, or exposed to direct sun before the appearance of 3 true leaves.
- Also, the transplanting of watercress takes place during the spring and autumn seasons, so the transplantation takes place within months from the beginning of March to May, as well as from the beginning of August to October.
Watercress does not require high Fertilization requirements. However, cultivated watercress may appear deficient in some nutrients such as phosphorus, potassium, or iron.
- Plants that suffer from phosphorus deficiency are stunted and have a dark color
- Symptoms of potassium deficiency are burning edges of old leaves
- Iron-deficient leaves, which are common in winter, are expressed as yellowing between the veins on young leaves.
All you need is to mix a completely soluble fertilizer with water at the recommended rates to reduce these problems.
Some simple fertilizers can also be used in addition to the organic fertilizers added to the soil.
Some Plant Needs
- Type: Leafy Green
- Pot size: 15 – 35 cm
- Maturity Days: 15 25 Days
- Planting: Jan – May / Sep – Dec
- Planting Depth: 1cm
- Plant Distances: 15 – 30 cm
- Preferred Soil when Planting: 70% Cocopeat 10% Vermiculite 5% Perlite 15% Plant Compost
- Germination period: 5 – 10 Days
- Preferred Soil when Transplanting: 60% Cocopeat 7% Vermiculite 3% Perlite 30% Plant Compost
- Light: Full Sun – Part Shade. Most varieties require a minimum of 2-3 hours daily and for winter variety (1-2 hours)
- PH: 6.0 – 7.5
- Electrical Conductivity (EC): 0.8 – 1.2 Ms.
- Total Dissolved Salts (TDS): 512 – 768 PPM
- Color: Green
- Wild rocket is a cut-and-come-again plant that you can keep harvesting as leaves mature.
- Stop harvesting the leaves once the plant grows flowers or else, they will become bitter-tasting.
- If wild rocket wilts after harvest, submerge it in Luke-warm water for 60 seconds, then submerge it in ice water. It will become crispy after that.
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