Sorrel Red Veined Organic 10 x 3cm Vegetable Plug Plants
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Sorrel is a lesser-known herb that has a sharp, lemony flavour. Mostly used in French cookery, this herb is best used in soups and sauces but goes well with duck. This is an easy to grow and delicious herb that will bring a new dimension to your kitchen and garden.
How to grow sorrel at home
Sorrel can be planted directly in the ground or in a container. Whatever method you choose, you should choose a location that partial sun throughout the day that has a well-draining soil. Keep your sorrel well-watered so that the soil is kept moist. If you allow the soil to dry out too much, your sorrel will begin to seed, and the leaves will become inedible. Once your sorrel is established, the foliage will die back over winter. Every few years, divided your plants in spring or autumn to ensure they keep producing good foliage.
How do you harvest sorrel?
Pick the leaves regularly to encourage new growth throughout the growing season. Pick smaller leaves to use as a herb, and choose larger leaves for use in salads.
What are plug plants?
Plug plants are very young plants that come ready to go in the ground. They are grown in single units in modular trays and be either seedlings or cuttings. Buying plug plants lets you fill your beds and borders easily, and in a way that is stress-free for your plant since it allows for little root disturbance.
How do you plant a plug plant?
When you first get your plant home, remove any packaging except for the pot. Place the plant in a warm and sunny space for 2-4 hours to let them recover and acclimatise. You should try to plant your plug the same day if you can. To do this, dig a hole in your desired place that is slightly larger than the root ball and soil around it and put the plug inside. Cover with the existing earth and press down lightly. Water well for the first week to help the plant establish itself and feed with an all-purpose feed after 3 weeks.
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