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Growing Rocket, also Arugula/Rucola

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05 Dec 14 eugene (Australia - temperate climate)
why are my plants going to seed . especially rocket. i just got my basil in and it is trying to go seed. how do i prevent it?
08 Dec 14 Gus (Australia - temperate climate)
Theyre probably bolting because of the recent high temperatures. Once plants start to go to seed, its not really possible to stop them; however you can delay them slightly. for the rocket, I wouldnt bother- it gets really tough and bitter. You can stall the basil by pinching out all of the flower heads as soon as you see them forming. It bushes out, and the new growth is still pretty tender. In the mean time sow more seeds! possibly in a shadier area if you have any.
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