Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:57 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:53 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:35 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in December 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 2:01 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 1:50 pm

» CarbSmart (tm) Potatoes
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:41 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:42 am

» California's Drought
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 10:38 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by Kelejan Yesterday at 7:51 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 12/14/2017, 10:42 pm

» Areogardening
by brianj555 12/14/2017, 9:42 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by Robbomb116 12/14/2017, 4:03 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by countrynaturals 12/14/2017, 1:40 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 12/14/2017, 11:01 am

» New England December 2017
by AtlantaMarie 12/14/2017, 6:32 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising 12/13/2017, 7:43 pm

» jalapeno variety question?
by brianj555 12/13/2017, 6:03 pm

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by brianj555 12/13/2017, 5:28 pm

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson 12/13/2017, 3:04 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by AtlantaMarie 12/13/2017, 8:24 am

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by sanderson 12/13/2017, 3:15 am

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco 12/12/2017, 9:10 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by sanderson 12/12/2017, 2:29 pm

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco 12/12/2017, 1:15 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 12/11/2017, 6:39 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals 12/11/2017, 11:44 am

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:40 pm

» 5-BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY - ENDS 12/1/17
by No_Such_Reality 12/10/2017, 4:15 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 12/10/2017, 1:24 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2017, 8:53 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Sorrel

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Sorrel

Post  donnainzone5 on 11/10/2010, 10:49 am

I have a packet of organic sorrel seeds, a plant I've never before grown.

After some research, I've read that it requires acidic soil and should be spaced 18" apart.

Has anyone grown sorrel in a SFG? If so, did you alter the pH of your Mel's Mix? What about spacing?
avatar
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2179
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 70
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: Sorrel

Post  Odd Duck on 11/10/2010, 11:59 am

Mine grows just fine, I don't think it's that picky. I grow it in the "hole" of a concrete block - about 5" x 5" x 8" deep and it was pretty lush. If I had divided it in time, I wouldn't have had to replant by seed this fall! Smile

Odd Duck

Female Posts : 327
Join date : 2010-03-08
Age : 55
Location : DFW, TX, Zone 7b/8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sorrel

Post  camprn on 11/10/2010, 12:28 pm

Another consideration, the taproot.
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Sorrel

Post  donnainzone5 on 11/11/2010, 1:59 pm

How long is the taproot? I once had a parsley plant growing in my SFG that produced a 1' taproot. It did quite well, although that particular bed was quite deep to begin with.
avatar
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2179
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 70
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: Sorrel

Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 5/7/2017, 9:51 pm

I've got (green) sorrel seeds. How many plants per square? How soon before/after last frost? Direct, or indoors?
And should I bump my plans for this plant out of my SFG and into my landscape bed or perennial herb bed, instead of trying to grow it like one-third/half-season greens that I'll pull and replace with something else?
avatar
BeetlesPerSqFt

Female Posts : 1328
Join date : 2016-04-11
Location : Port Matilda, PA Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sorrel

Post  camprn on 5/8/2017, 11:49 am

It is a perennial so prepare an area where they will live always, scatter the seed, sprinkle a little tiny bit of soil atop the seed, push the seeded area down with your palm, water and go on about your business. That's all there is to it.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/sorrel/sorrel-herb.htm


Last edited by camprn on 5/8/2017, 11:57 am; edited 1 time in total

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Sorrel

Post  donnainzone5 on 5/8/2017, 11:54 am

About four years ago, I started a single sorrel seed in my SFG.

It took forever to sprout and get established.  Two years ago, it had outgrown its square, so I transplanted that monster.

It's currently about 3' in diameter, and going strong.
avatar
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2179
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 70
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: Sorrel

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum