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This perennial herb can grow to 60 cm tall. The leaves have a sharp acidic taste and are used as an addition to salads or cooked with meat dishes, stews and soups. Red sorrel is also popular as an ornamental perennial.

How to grow sorrel in a garden

  1. Choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-drained soil. Enrich with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.   
  2. Sow seed direct, planting them in clumps of 2-3 seeds 20 cm apart. Cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix and water well.   
  3. Water regularly. Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings and feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie and Herb Liquid Plant Food
  4. Harvest by snipping or pulling leaves at soil level – this will also help encourage leafier growth. Sow successive crops every 3-4 weeks to extend your harvest window. 

     
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How to grow sorrel in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 300 mm wide and deep and position in a sunny spot.  Fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter
  2. Sow seed direct, planting them in clumps of 2-3 seeds 20 cm apart. Cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix and water well.   
  3. Water regularly. Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings and feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie and Herb Liquid Plant Food
  4. Harvest by snipping or pulling leaves at soil level – this will also help encourage leafier growth. Sow successive crops every 3-4 weeks to extend you harvest window.

Growing tips

  • Nitrogen rich liquid fertiliser will encourage more green leafy growth for quicker harvest.  

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