HOW TO GROW SORREL IN POTS OR IN THE YARD

The sorrel herb will grow about 2 feet in height, and the leaves can be smooth to crinkled, and about 3-6 inches long.

PLANTING SORREL:

  • Once all risk of frost has gone, you can go ahead and plant sorrel seeds or seedlings.
  • Choose well drained soil or a pot with good drainage.
  • Seeds should be about 6 inches apart and planted just underneath the soil surface.
  • Keep the soil damp until seedlings start to emerge.
  • Thin out the sorrel herb once it reaches about 2 inches in height.

CARING FOR SORREL:

  • Sorrel grows well without much supervision, and without much water.
  • Give your sorrel plant no more than 1 inch of water per week.
  • Make sure your sorrel plant has lots of space.
  • Once temperatures begin to soar, in July or August, your sorrel will grow quickly.
  • You can leave the flowers to bloom, but this will usually slow down the production of the leaves.
  • If you want to encourage your plant to grow faster, cut the flower stalk off.

HARVESTING SORREL:

  • Sorrel can be harvest from late spring until fall.
  • Only harvest what you are using.
  • Much like lettuce or other greens, your plant will continue to produce outer leaves.
  • Sorrel can be harvest once the plant reaches about 4-6 inches in height.

Happy Planting!