Rocket microgreens - Gilė Sprout

Sprouting Instructions

Rocket microgreens


Today we will plant one of my favourite microgreen – rocket, sometimes called arugula. Rocket’s seeds are exceptional because they are mucilaginous and can’t be soaked or sprouted in a sprouter. So if you want to enjoy the exceptional taste of this plant, you need to grow it as a microgreen. But I have good news for you – It is a really fast and easy process. So follow my instructions and you will be able to enjoy fresh rocket microgreens at your home. Let’s begin.

Step 1: Choosing seeds (Day 1)


Choose organic raw rocket seeds.


Step 2: Medium and tray preparation (Day 1)


You can choose any tray you want: plastic, clay or wooden. For rocket microgreens growing we will use soil and our signature tray. The ground layer in a tray should be about 3-4 centimeters. Sprinkle the soil.

Step 3: Planting (Day 1)

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Scatter rocket seeds thickly over the moist soil. Seeds should beautifully cover the ground, but not be one on top of another. Water them again with sprayer. Watering is needed every day. The earth should be neither dry nor too wet.

Step 4: Covering (Day 1)


Cover the tray with another tray or using a simple plastic wrap from your kitchen and make many small holes in it or use a special lid for microgreens growing until the seeds are sprouted. Rocket seeds germinate best in a dark.

Step 5: Checking humidity level and progress (day 2-4)

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Check the moisture level daily. Do you see how much of a difference only few days can make?

Step 6: Growing and watering (Day 5-8)

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If you are using our LED shelf, do not forget that plants also need to sleep. Keep the lights on for 14-16 hours a day or just turn it off when you go to bed and turn on in the morning. Remember to water your plants. Best in the morning. Young sprouts should be sprayed and older plants should be sprayed and sprinkled.

Step 7: Harvesting and eating (Day 9)


On the 9th to 12th day of cultivation, fresh rocket microgreens can already be enjoyed. We suggest you taste them every day and decide when the taste is the best for you. It is recommended to use kitchen scissors for cutting. Cut over the ground. You can cut them as much as you need for one day or cut them all and keep in the refrigerator like any other salad in a plastic bag or container.

Nice flavour, fast and easy growing – that’s a perfect combination for beginners and for professional gardeners. So if you decided to try growing these adorable plants, I really recommend using organic seeds with a great germination rate for the best possible growing experience. And the best organic rocket seeds are here!

Good luck!

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