Learn how to grow sorrel in your garden with this easy to follow guide. Includes sun requirements, planting tips, feeding, harvesting, and pest control.


What soil is good for Sorrel?

Well draining soil with plenty of compost mixed in.


How much sun does Sorrel need?

Full to part sun

Frost Tolerant

Is Sorrel frost tolerant?



How much space does Sorrel need?

Roughly 30cm apart 


When should I plant Sorrel?

Sorrel is a cool season crop that is usually planted from autumn through to spring. It will bolt and go to seed in summer. 

If transplanting, plant out in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times or on windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn.  


What do I feed Sorrel?

Light application of organic fertiliser throughout the season. 


When can I harvest Sorrel?

Harvest leaves as needed, starting with the outer leaves.


What pests does Sorrel get?

 Aphids, Pea Moth, Slug, Snail, Leafminer, Mexican Bean Beetle, Thrips, Root Knot Nematode, Mites


What diseases does Sorrel get?

Generally disease free


Is there anything else I need to know about Sorrel?

Pinch off blossoms to keep the plants from reseeding in the garden and to increase productivity. Young leaves, as well as leaves that are grown in cool weather will have a mild flavour. Mature leaves, and leaves that are grown in warmer climates are more tart and acidic.