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Sorrel Seeds

Sorrel Seeds

Sorrel Seeds

DIRECT SEEDING: Sow in fertile soil in midspring, seeds 1" apart, 1/4" deep. For bunching thin to 8" apart in rows 12-18" apart. For baby-leaf production sow 12 seeds/ft. and cut entire plants when 3-6" tall. Planting in light shade and keeping the seed stalks cut increases summer quality, but a good crop will re-grow in fall even if plants bolt. Harvest side leaves until plants become well established; later, plants can be cut completely, right above the crown. Plants spread and can be divided.Produces some of the earliest greens of spring and the latest of fall. The tender, fresh green leaves can grow to about 8" long and have an intense lemony flavor. Use sparingly in salads or generously in cocktails, soups and sauces, and especially with fish. French type. Perennial in zones 4–9. USDA Certified Organic. Avg. 27,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 250 seeds.

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DIRECT SEEDING: Sow in fertile soil in midspring, seeds 1" apart, 1/4" deep. For bunching thin to 8" apart in rows 12-18" apart. For baby-leaf production sow 12 seeds/ft. and cut entire plants when 3-6" tall. Planting in light shade and keeping the seed stalks cut increases summer quality, but a good crop will re-grow in fall even if plants bolt. Harvest side leaves until plants become well established; later, plants can be cut completely, right above the crown. Plants spread and can be divided.Heirloom Herb. Sorrel seeds produce a plant with large, thick, spinach-like leaves add a lemony zest to salads and soups. As sorrel is naturally high in oxalic acid, avoid eating large amounts if you suffer from kidney ailments. This herb can be a vigorous grower so to help rejuvenate your planting, we suggest you divide the roots every three years. Sorrel is also known as Spinach Dock, Soup Weed and Ambada Bhaji.

Growing: Keep the soil rich and moist for the best tasting leaves; a layer of mulch may help keep the soil cool, control weeds, and slow bolting. Removing the developing seed stalks also slows bolting; when the plant bolts, cut it off at ground level and it will produce a new crop of leaves. Watch out for slugs, which will harm the leaves. If grown as a perennial, sorrel will need to be covered thickly over the winter for protection. In the spring of its fourth year, sorrel plants may need to be dug up and divided to continue their healthy growth.Sowing: Large leaf sorrel seeds can be started indoors 3-4 weeks before the last spring frost. Sow the seed thinly 1/4" deep and press the soil down slightly to ensure good contact; germination should take place within 21 days. Transplant the seedlings in rich, well draining soil and full sun or partial shade after the last chance of frost, placing them 12-15" apart in rows 18" apart. For direct sowing, plant large leaf sorrel seeds 4-6" apart and thin the seedlings to 12-15" apart. For a continuous harvest, sow a new crop every 2 weeks until the heat of summer. Sorrel can also be propagated by cuttings or root division. (Source:www.everwilde.com)

 

 

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