Growing Rocket, also Arugula/Rucola

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26 Jun 20 Steve Haigh (Australia - tropical climate)
i'm actually in Thailand but that wasn't an option so i chose Australia tropical. what tips would you give for hot and humid climates? should i put in indirect light or in the open with shade cloth? what about watering, should i mist to keep to cooler? thanks
29 Jun 20 Anonymous (Australia - tropical climate)
You have to look through the different climate zones to see how planting times vary in different zones. By this website they advise against growing rocket in the tropics. You could counter this by putting in a very light shade cloth 10-20% if you can buy it, I have 30% cloth but it is only for protection while seedlings establish the first week after planting out. If you use artificial light it has to have red and blue light, like a fluro. Watering would be about keeping the soil moist not wet. It is a bit of trial and error to work things out when you are new to things.
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