Sorrel Growing Guide

Sorrel

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Will do OK in poor soil, prefers well drained loam

Position

Full sun

Frost tolerant

Hardy

Feeding

None generally needed.

Companions

Rosemary, Sage, Lovage and Pear.

Spacing

Single Plants: 25cm (9") each way (minimum)
Rows: 25cm (9") with 30cm (11") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Start with a purchased plant and transplant it from early spring to mid summer.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Will self seed if allowed to. Cut back flowering heads to prevent this. If plant becomes too bushy, cut it back and add leaves to compost. It is a nutrient accumulator.

Harvesting

Harvest leaves as soon as plant is big enough. Use young leaves in salads and cook older ones.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Sorrel