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Growing Tart Sorrel Indoors

Rumex sp.


Sorrel is grown for its tangy, slightly-sour tasting arrow-shaped leaves. There are five types of sorrels to choose from: garden sorrel, French sorrel, herb patience or spinach dock, spinach rhubarb, and common or sheep sorrel. All are good for eating. Sorrel is used as a salad green accent.

Pick fresh sorrel leaves when they are young and tender, just 4 or 5 inches tall. Harvest cut-and-come-again through the growing season. Remove flowers before they mature to keep the plants producing new leaves into the fall.

Tips to keep your Sorrel happy

Sorrel is not demanding requiring little extra care.

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