Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

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Sorrel cultivation

(Rumex acetosa)

How to grow sorrel

sorrel cultivation

pot Plant characteristics

- Herbaceous perennial plant of the Polygonaceae family

- Basal leaves in rosette. In summer, flowering stem appears, reaching 90 - 120cm. high. It branches at its top.

- Alternate, entire leaves. Basal leaves are oblong and large. Leaves on the flower stem are sessile and clasping the stem.

- It blooms from May to June.

- Sorrel is a diocious plant (there are male plants and female plants), with small, green flowers arranged in panicles. The male flowers are greenish; female, reddish. They are pollinated by the wind, and fill with fruit in summer.

- Sorrel seeds are achenes 2.5mm, with trigonal form.

Place Sorrel watering and location

- Sorrel plants belong to cold and temperate climates. Frost resistant up to -5.

- Optimum temperature 16 -18.

- It can grow in full sun, in semi-shade and shade.

- it Prefers moist and sheltered places.

soil Soil

- Sorrel is a relatively easy to grow plant, because it grows in most soils.

- Soil: grows in light, fresh, sandy loam or clay and soil rich in organic matter.

- Soil reaction: pH of acidic soil.

- It is a nitrophilous plant, so it is favored by rich-humus soil and well fermented manure.

SORREL CULTIVATION CALENDAR

sorrel cultivation calendar

Tillage

- Preparing the ground at least 1 month before planting: Deep and well-fertilized

- Plant seeds in situ in February - March.

- Germination takes places in 10-15 days.

- The leaves can be harvested up to 8 weeks after planting and every 20 days until September.

- Cut the flower stem will encourage leaf production.

- Propagate in the spring by division of clumps from the root (separating a whole stem from the rhizome).

- If you want to harvest the seeds, sorrel is a dioecious plant, so it requires to be pollinated by male plants.

Diseases and pests

- Hepialus humili: butterfly that feeds on the roots of this plant.

- Aphids

- Snails and slugs.

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