Soil

What soil is good for Sorrel?

Well draining soil with plenty of compost mixed in.

Position

How much sun does Sorrel need?

Full to part sun

Frost Tolerant

Is Sorrel frost tolerant?

Yes

Spacing

How much space does Sorrel need?

Roughly 30cm apart 

Planting

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.  

Feeding

What do I feed Sorrel?

Light application of organic fertiliser throughout the season. 

Harvesting

When can I harvest Sorrel?

Harvest leaves as needed, starting with the outer leaves.

Pests

What pests does Sorrel get?

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

Diseases

What diseases does Sorrel get?

Generally disease free

Notes

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.