Easy ways to care for Sea Rocket plant



The Sea Rocket plant is very easy to grow if you’re in the right area. If you actually live in coastal areas you may find the sea rocket plant growing wild. The Sea Rocket plant is a member of the mustard family. The Sea rocket plant is edible and is quite healthy and it is packed with nutrition.

Furthermore, Sea rocket plant is a member of the crucifer or mustard family, the plant is actually related to cabbage, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. A study has shown that sea rocket provides calcium, potassium, and a range of B vitamins, plus beta-carotene and fiber. All the plant parts are edible. The plant is large and spreading, with rocket-shaped seed pods, but the name comes from an old synonym for plants of the mustard family: rocket. Throughout the winter, the leaves are leafy, but in the summer heat, the plant takes on a strange, fleshy, almost alien-like form. The plant is also commonly called wild peppergrass and sea kale.


How to cultivate Sea Rocket
Actually this plant grows and exists in the sandy soil closer to the ocean than the beach grass. The sea rocket plant actually prefers sandy conditions. As a succulent plant, it holds water, making growing the plant even easier. When growing the sea rocket plant, do not include it as part of a vegetable garden. The companion plants for sea rocket cultivation must be of the same mustard family. If the sea rocket plants actually detect roots of other types of plants close to it, an “allelopathic” action may occur. The sea rocket plant can actually release a substance into the root zone that may stunt or otherwise deter other plants of other types. You can grow sea rocket plant with kale and other mustard family members for successful growing. The plant puts a long taproot into the soil and it does not like to be moved. You can start it from the double jointed seed pods when they appear on the plant and mature, following the small purple blooms. Actually this taproot makes the plant an excellent choice to hold and stabilize the sandy soils that may be eroding.

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