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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?
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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

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Post  camprn on 11/10/2010, 12:28 pm

Another consideration, the taproot.
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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.
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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?
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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.

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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.
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