– Germination Length: Rocket seeds typically sprout within 3 to 5 days.
– Optimal Temperature: The ideal temperature for sprouting rocket is between 60°F (15°C) and 70°F (21°C).
Instructions for sprouting rocket:
Rinse the rocket seeds thoroughly under running water. Place the seeds in a sprouting tray or a wide-mouthed jar covered with a mesh or cheesecloth. Add enough water to cover the seeds. Soak the seeds in water for about 8-12 hours. After soaking, drain the water from the tray or jar and rinse the seeds again. Tilt the tray or jar at an angle to allow excess water to drain out while still providing airflow. Rinse the seeds twice a day, making sure to drain out all excess water. Keep the sprouting tray or jar in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight. Continue rinsing and draining the seeds twice a day until they have sprouted and developed small leaves. Once the sprouts have reached the desired length (around 1-2 inches), they are ready to be harvested. Rinse the sprouts one final time before consuming. Store them in the refrigerator and consume within a few days for the best quality.