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Is it possible to grow insect-free vegetables at home?


I received a kit for growing garden rocket at home. I know that there are many complications related to growing leafy vegetables. What can I do so I can eat the leaves that grow? Is there some sort of pesticide that I can use? Or a net? Also, how should I check the leaves so I don’t transgress the prohibitions involved in eating insects? Thank you!


Rabbis of Torah VeHa’aretz Institute

Growing insect-free leafy vegetables is indeed very complicated and requires supervision throughout the growing process and providing solutions to problems that arise. You can grow the rocket planter in your house, but before using the leaves you need to inspect each leaf carefully to a bright light source, and remove any insects that you find.