Rocket, aka Arugula, Do you grow it?

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I used to. Many salad seed mixes contain it. It is a vigorous grower and can kind of take over it you let it. I thinned it out so the others could grow better.

We all have our own tastes and preferences. My wife liked it, I thought the flavor was too strong. I think it's one you should try growing yourself, either you like it or you don't. I think it helps to use only the very young tender leaves. You can get a lot of worm food out of the older leaves.
 

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I'm very inclined towards @Ridgerunner 's opinion - too strong! Different tastes. I have a friend in Colorado who says, "I don't like any green, too bitter!"

She loves to garden, used to have a career at a garden center until she flew the coop (literally, after a divorce she joined the airline industry). I wonder if she has ever eaten mache, mildest green imaginable.

Mustard greens are about as strongly flavored as I can go. Always believed Mom that greens were a healthy food. I'd try to slide under the table at dinnertime. "Eat half of them." That helped but I kinda needed to discover what was grown in other countries and uncommon in American gardens in the 1950's. (Okay, I doubt if Mom ever ate arugula. ;).)

Steve
 

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I thought this was interesting. I remember a conversation on here a few years ago about whether it was spelled with a ck or qu.
https://www.theeasygarden.com/javascript%3Avoid(0)
There are a couple main theories behind the name rocket in regards to arugula. The first one is that the name refers to how quickly arugula grows. But the more detailed theory posits that it came from the word “roquette,” which was what arugula is called in France.
 

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I thought this was interesting. I remember a conversation on here a few years ago about whether it was spelled with a ck or qu.
https://www.theeasygarden.com/javascript:void(0)
There are a couple main theories behind the name rocket in regards to arugula. The first one is that the name refers to how quickly arugula grows. But the more detailed theory posits that it came from the word “roquette,” which was what arugula is called in France.
i was brought to this plant by the word rucola. :)
 

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