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Showstopper

Showstopper spp.

Showstopper Toby's Mixed Herbs, Wild Rocket, Basil

The showstopper is a mix of a popular aromatic herb and a Mediterranean peppery flavoured salad crop

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Rocket: You should be able to harvest leaves from four weeks after sowing. Pick the leaves regularly to keep growth young, tender and tasty. Treat plants as a ‘cut-and-come-again’ crop or pick a few leaves from plants over the whole row. Picking lots of leaves from one or two plants, weakens the growth. To prolong cropping pinch out the flower buds. To collect seed, allow the flower buds to develop and dry. Basil: For culinary dishes pinch or cut the leaves off as required, but always from the top. Collect seed in autumn once the flower stalk is dry.

Propagation

Seed
Soak the flyer, place on top of compost and cover with more compost to keep moist.
Notes

Geography

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Gravel, Loam, Sand, Silt
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Culinary
Rocket: In salads, sprinkle over pizzas and pasta dishes, Older leaves can also be lightly cooked as a delicious spinach substitute, added to sauces, stir fried or sautéed in olive oil. It's rich in potassium and vitamin C and flourishes in a warm, sunny, position. Even the flowers are edible. Basil: Salads, vinaigrette, pizzas, pesto, delicious in tomato, cheese, egg and fish dishes.

Personality

Family
Brassicaceae
Scent
Mild

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