The Ruccola

It does best in the cold of the year. To have longer young leaves, we can sow it in smaller quantities once a week.


It doesn’t need its rows. We can sow it in the middle of lettuce or radicchio. If we sow it alone, we leave it between the rows of 15 cm, the plants in a row instead must be sown next to each other.




Up to 50 plants per person or 30-60 cm of seed line.

Sowing date

Throughout the year, if the outside temperature is at least 5°C, otherwise in unheated greenhouses or jars and containers. If the temperature is adequate, germinate already in five days, otherwise about ten days.


Not necessary.


We water regularly in times of drought.

Good neighbors

Low beans, carrot, celery, beetroot, lettuce, cucumber, onion, potato, spinach

Bad neighbors


Diseases and pests

It is often attacked by the arches, which cause holes in the leaves. It is not necessary to drive them out, but we can capture them with the help of sticky yellow panels, placed just above the plants and move them every two days.


We cut as needed. We cut new leaves. We leave the first leaves. We can also cut them during flowering if the taste is not too strong.


We consume it fresh. It has a typical strong taste, less active, however, is that of the new leaves, stronger if it grows during drought. It contains a lot of fiber, vitamin C and A and a little iron.


Under this name, we know two plants, the cultivated one and the wild one. The cultivated plant (eruca sativa) grows more slowly. Its leaves are less kerning. The flowers are dirty white. The taste is less pronounced. The wild rocket (wild rocket) winters well, has yellow flowers, and after each cut, the flavor is stronger.


It is not at all a demanding plant. It snowballs succeeds in all types of soil and is therefore also suitable for beginners in the field of gardening. It is a relative of the radish, mustard, and cruciferous. As it grows all year round, it is an essential source of vitamin C in winter.

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