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How to grow sorrel in the open field?

Usually, sorrel is grown in open ground.

It is so unassuming a crop that you can sow it almost any time in the garden or at home, and then get a harvest of fresh green leaves of green.

But if you plan to plant vegetables, then you need to try to get the best possible harvest from a small area. For this, they usually pick up a good place and prepare it in advance.

Sorrel grows well on fertile slightly acid loam or sandy loam, drained peatlands are excellent for it. He prefers light partial shade under young trees. He needs moisture, but not a swampy area, well, if groundwater is located no closer than a meter to the surface. It is best to choose a garden where pumpkins, beets, onions or greens used to grow.

In the autumn, it is necessary to determine a place for it, and it should not be large - a plot of no more than one and a half square meters is able to provide year-round supply of sorrel to a table to a family of five.

It is desirable to clear this area from weeds, dig up to the depth of the spade bayonet, at the same time you can make compost, humus (or even manure), superphosphate and potassium chloride. Next you need to keep the area free from weeds.

In the spring, just before sowing, the bed is loosened.

Specificity of sowing

Sow sorrel in the open ground can be almost the entire warm season. This is done in the spring in March - April, as soon as the earth thaws, in order to germinate seeds, a temperature of + 3 degrees is sufficient. The land has accumulated enough moisture to grow juicy greens. Sow it in the middle of summer or at the very end of autumn.

In early spring, as soon as the earth melts, you can immediately engage in sowing. On a garden prepared from autumn, grooves are made 1.5 cm deep, between rows leave up to 25 cm.

The seeds of this plant are small, they are not placed too often, so 2 g of seed is enough for 1 square meter. They are sown dry or soaked with water for two hours to accelerate germination.

The soil is still quite wet, it is not necessary to water it specially before sowing, the seeds are covered with earth and pressed so that they are in close contact with the ground.

The first shoots appear in two weeks. But you can speed up the process by covering the planting with a film or non-woven material that will create a greenhouse effect.

In such a warm, humid greenhouse, the seeds will germinate in 5-6 days; you need to open them as soon as the seeds appear, so that they do not stretch too much under the shelter.

Then the plants break through two times, as they grow, eventually there should be at least 10 cm between the bushes. In summer, that is, in two months you can try the harvest, and then harvest it all summer.

Summer sowing is done after harvesting radishes, early cabbage or lettuce. Prepare a bed in the vacant place, watering it before sowing. The sorrel sown in summer will require care until the end of the season, he will have to organize regular watering, and he will be able to try out the harvest only in the spring of next year, but in early spring, as soon as the earth thaws, it will grow.

Autumn sowing is carried out under the winter, so that the seeds do not have time to germinate in the fall, but are engaged in this spring, they will get excellent hardening during the winter frosts, which will make germination almost one hundred percent. If the thaw seals the seeds in the ground, they can germinate and freeze in winter.

Therefore, sowing for the winter is not always possible, it is difficult to guess the right time, it is better not to hurry with it, to sow no earlier than November.

Care features

Sorrel is an unpretentious plant, a wild relative of our cultivated varieties is still doing very well without any care.

Well, for our bushes of different varieties, differing from each other in shape, size and color of leaves, nuances of taste, maturity, we need quite a normal care.

It implies weeding, loosening the land, watering, feeding, protection from pests and diseases.

All season you need to remove weeds, and not only to pull them out, but to remove them from the garden beds, not to leave them between the rows - this is the best disease prevention. The land around the bushes need to loosen, not to form a crust after watering and liquid dressing.

This leaf vegetable loves moisture, it needs to be watered regularly taking into account the weather - the hotter, the more often watering. The lack of moisture can provoke early flowering in the very first year of life, although in normal development this perennial plant should bloom only in the second year. But we can not allow over-wetting, it threatens to rotting roots.

Feedings are made after cutting the leaves in order to maintain the strength of the plant and stimulate the growth of new ones. Usually use mineral fertilizers with a predominance of nitrogen.

After the first spring cut of the leaves, many gardeners pour a bed of nettle extract, ten-fold diluted with cow manure infusion. In the fall after the last cut around the bushes lay out humus mixed with the ground.

Experienced gardeners are advised to fertilize between the rows, and not under the bushes themselves. The form of dressings depends on the weather - if the weather is dry and hot, you need liquid dressings, it is better to lay out dry fertilizers in the rain.

If the bed was well fertilized before sowing, the main dressings are made next year, it is dangerous to overdo it, because the excess elements are deposited in the leaves.

Sorrow is rarely sick, if this happens, then care was not attentive enough. Rust, from which leaves become covered with spots (then holes appear in the middle of overgrown spots), can lead to the destruction of the bush.

To avoid it, you need to carefully monitor the cleanliness of the beds, do not leave the torn grass among the bushes, loosen the ground. And if rust has appeared, copper sulfate can save it.

Processing plants can be carried out only after harvest.

Excessive watering can lead to root rot, this also needs to be monitored. In the second year, the bushes produce the greatest yield, fruitfully produces for four years, and then the yield drops, as well as the strength of the plants, diseases get more chances. After four years of cultivation, it is desirable to change the place - this is also a kind of disease prevention.

There are not so many enemies of an acidic plant. His leaves are not averse to eat sorrel leaf splat and sorrel sawfly, oxal aphid can still attack.

If you plant a nearby chamomile, garlic, coriander or calendula, then the pests are likely to bypass the garden side. If not, you will have to apply dust or nicotine sulfate (from aphids), but the treatment is done after harvesting.

If it is not possible to expect, after processing, you just need to cut off all the leaves a couple of times, without eating them. And then there is the next harvest.

Before the onset of winter, it is necessary to cut off all the leaves, they should not be left until frost, otherwise they will surely fall down, compress, reduce the possibility of air and moisture getting to the roots. Especially to cover for the winter sorrel is not worth it, especially if the snow should fall in the winter, so he will keep the roots until next spring.

Harvesting and harvesting seeds

Harvest, cutting leaves with a sharp knife, or just plucking with your fingers. If you pull the leaf, you can pull out the whole bush, that is, to prevent it from growing. Cut the leaves in the morning or in the evening, in the afternoon they are not so juicy.

During the season usually turns out at least four harvests.A month before the onset of frosts, they no longer cut the leaves so that the plants accumulate strength before winter, the last cut no longer looks like a harvest, rather like preparing for winter.

Fresh leaves are used for salads, first and second courses, and pies are prepared with them. They are stored for up to 10 days on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator, just do not need to wrap them tightly with polyethylene, it is better to lay dry leaves loose in sudochek with access to air or a cardboard box with holes. In the winter they are frozen, salted, canned.

If you wish to collect the seeds, the plants in the second year of growth are allowed to bloom (it is enough to leave flower stalks on 2 - 3 bushes). In the second half of May, small white flowers appear, and by the middle of July the inflorescences turn brown.

They are cut, dried for about 10 days, and then rubbed with palms, light peel blown, and the seeds remain. They remain viable for four years.

This is exactly the time period after which it is necessary to change the plants and the place of their cultivation in order to always get a good harvest of healthy sorrel.

Sorrel: features of cultivation in an open ground

Probably, there is no such summer resident, who at least once did not try to grow sorrel in his summer cottage. This process is so simple that it can be called rather a pleasant hobby.

Sorrel is not a particularly capricious plant, rich in various vitamins and minerals, which has an excellent delicate flavor.

Today we will talk about the peculiarities of growing sorrel in the open field: planting and care, as well as its main varieties (photo attached).

Sorrel: main varieties and varieties

Sorrel is a perennial herbaceous plant that can reach a meter tall. It has a strong root, deep in the soil, and rather large long leaves, basically gathered in one socket at the root itself. Sorrel is practically not afraid of cold and may well begin to grow even when the temperature is at around 2-3 degrees.

The plant begins to bloom only by the second year of its life. At one place gives a crop of not more than 4-5 years. After that, requires a transplant to another location.

Many people like to use young leaves (they are the most juicy and have a pronounced sour taste) for cooking soup, borscht, pies, used as an additive to salads, etc.

Sorrel is rich in vitamins of group B (in particular B1 and B2), A, C, as well as proteins and sugars.

In addition to all of the above, the sorrel contains a considerable amount of various acids: malic, citric, oxalic, of course, as well as salts and iron.

There is a considerable number of sorrel varieties. All of them are different from each other in their content of acids, the rate of maturation and the shape of the plant. Consider the most popular sorrel varieties among gardeners (detailed photos you can find on the Internet):

For cooking use young leaves of sorrel

  • Large Leaf Early-growing variety. The leaves grow oval-shaped and pale green. Pleasant taste, medium acid. The variety is very productive and resistant to frost.
  • Ordinary garden. One of the most popular varieties. Leaves grow pointed and dark green in color. The variety is very resistant to cold, gives a great harvest.
  • Altaic. The leaves are smooth, sharp, grow on a straight outlet. Variety resistant to frost.
  • Broadleaf. The leaves grow quite large in size, the taste is slightly sour, delicate. The variety is not afraid of drought and heat, gives a good harvest.
  • Lyon. In this variety, the leaves grow very large, wide, dense. Resistant to big minuses.
  • Belleville. Gives the leaves a slightly sour delicate flavor. The harvest turns out early and rich. Slightly afraid of frost.

Planting in open ground

By choosing a place for the cultivation of sorrel should be approached very seriously.This plant loves moisture, a little shade and no wind, so the plot for planting should be just that. The soil must be fertile, otherwise there will be problems with getting a good harvest. Better soil for growing sorrel is peat, sandy loam and loam with a low content of humus.

Although the sorrel is traditionally planted in early spring, the soil must be prepared in autumn. Be sure to dig the area selected for planting plants.

Then add to the soil a nutrient mixture of humus (5-7 kg), superphosphate (25 g) and potassium chloride (25 g). All figures are based on one square meter.

In the spring, almost just before sowing, the soil is fertilized again, but with a slightly different composition: potassium salt (2 g), urea (40 g), superphosphate (3 g) and a slightly different amount of humus - 4-5 kg. All figures are also based on one square meter.

For planting seeds, we prepare wide beds (about 1 meter) in an ordinary way, leaving free space between them within 30 cm. Seeds can be poured quite often.

Tip In order to get rich sorrel harvest, a large amount of space is not required - a couple square meters is enough.

Watering and tillage

Remember that sorrel is most in need of enough water, so watering a young plant should be abundant and regular, regardless of whether it is spring outside or hot summer.

If you miss the moment and let the sorrel "to experience thirst" - it will almost immediately begin to bloom and you can say goodbye to a rich juicy harvest. In addition to constant watering, the young plant also needs weeding (especially in the spring). The soil on which the cultivation of sorrel is carried out must always be well fluffed and loose.

Tip In order not to burden yourself with too frequent “hikes” to sorrel sorrel, after each weeding and watering of the plant, try to thoroughly mulch the young shoots.

Note that sorrel yields only once a year, so it is important to take care of its wintering for growing young leaves next year: the remnants of the roots should be covered either with humus or rotten sawdust.

Fertilizer and plant nutrition

Sorrel does not require a large amount of fertilizing, it is enough a couple of times a month to make a nutritional mixture of mullein with the addition of potassium and phosphorus (15 g each). Do not forget that the ratio of mullein and water should be no less than 1: 5.

After each mass collection of young leaves, be sure to feed the plant with infusion of grass, nettle, or, again, mullein (in relation to water 1:10). In the fall, as an additional nutrient among and support the plant before wintering, use compost (at the rate of 4 kg per square meter).

Sorrel does not need frequent feedings

Plant propagation by seeds

Seeds - the only way to grow sorrel. The advantage of this process is that before sowing the seeds do not require special treatment. So, in order to get a good harvest and a strong plant, you just need to soak the seeds in warm water for several days, and then wrap in gauze so that they dry well.

If desired, you can hold the seeds for a short time in nutrient solutions, but this procedure is not necessary, because with proper and timely care you can get an excellent harvest of oxalic leaves.

Caution: diseases and pests

Sorrel is not particularly afraid of various pests and is not very susceptible to diseases. With proper care, especially for cleaning weeds, constant weeding and thinning the plants, no pest will touch the sorrel. If it still happened, then you should know what you are dealing with. So, sorrel most often affects such diseases:

  1. Downy mildew. Manifested in the form of dark spots with a gray bloom, located on the underside of the leaves.The method of struggle: Bordeaux liquid. But it is possible to carry out processing with this compound no later than 10 days before harvesting.
  2. Sorrel sorghum. It deprives the plant of all nutrient juices. Leaves do not cost anything to handle. Only after harvesting the plant can be watered with some bitter infusion: garlic, dandelion or potato tops.
  3. Sorrel leafs. The plant affects the beetles and larvae of this pest. Method of struggle: garlic / tomato infusion.

Sorrel gets along well with any garden crops.

The combination of sorrel with other plants

Sorrel is a neutral plant, therefore it cannot be said that there is a good / bad combination with other cultures.

Sorrel harvesting can be started when at least 5-6 leaves of sufficient size appear on the stem. They should be cut very carefully, closer to the soil, so as not to damage the upper buds of the plant.

During the summer period, sorrel usually yields a crop several times.

We introduced you to the peculiarities of growing sorrel in the open field. Follow the advice provided in the material and you can grow a luxurious plant that will delight you with a rich harvest. Good luck!

Growing sorrel from seeds in open ground

Growing sorrel is the surest way to get homemade and rich in vitamins greens.

This popular garden culture contains many trace elements, minerals (potassium, iron), organic acids (including citric, oxalic, malic).

A carotene and vitamin C in sorrel contains even more than some vegetables. Such greens will be an excellent help in the fight against vitamin deficiency.

Features of the cultivation of sorrel in the open field

Sorrel - culture unpretentious, so its cultivation can be carried out on small plots of land or clearing. Sorrel grows wild in meadow plantations, but its leaves are very small and edible only in springtime.

There is also varietal sorrel grown in garden plots. In comparison with the wild, it is less sour, and the size of its leaves is larger.

This kind of sorrel can be cut from the plantation several times in one season, but it becomes the most delicious in the summer and autumn months.

Sorrel - a plant characterized by resistance to cold. Culture maintains growth trends even at air temperatures of + 3 + 4 ºC.

Location selection

Choosing a place for sowing of oxalic seeds is essential. This vitamin plant can produce a good harvest if it grows on one plot for no more than 5 years. It is desirable that the place for growing sorrel from seeds should be slightly shaded, slightly lit by the gentle evening sun.

Sorrel feels great in loamy soils and fertile soils. The plant is not afraid of acidic soils, so before planting seeds in them, there is no need for liming. But it is worth remembering that the roots of sorrel poorly tolerate stagnant water, so you should think about the presence of a system for draining excess fluid from the site after watering and heavy rain.

Soil preparation for sowing of oxalic seeds

Preparation of beds for sorrel is usually carried out in the autumn period and consists of adding a mixture of ash and humus to the soil. Cultivation of sorrel in one place for more than 4-5 years leads to a decrease in crop yield, deterioration of its quality.

The beds on which it is planned to grow sorrel from seeds should be carefully cleaned of weeds. Vitamin culture is especially bad tolerates close proximity to the wheatgrass. Weed roots tightly envelop the entire soil, sucking the nutrients from it necessary for normal rooting and development of sorrel.

In order to achieve a good harvest of sorrel, the seeds must be placed in fertile and slightly moist soil.If you want to get an early harvest, sow the seeds in a well-lit area that is well protected from cold winds from the north.

Soil preparation for sorrel sowing begins in autumn. Then fertilizers are applied to the soil, prepared in the following proportions calculated per 1 square meter:

  • Compost: 7-8 kg,
  • Potassium chloride: 25 g,
  • Superphosphates 35-40 g

The soil after fertilization is well dug up to the depth of the shovel. With the onset of spring, nitrogen fertilizers are introduced into the soil in the form of urea (20 g per 1 sq. M. Of the area to be treated). High yields of sorrel are obtained on soils with a high location of groundwater.

When to sow?

Growing sorrel from seeds always begins with their sowing in fertile soil. Such sowing can be carried out three times a year, namely in spring, autumn and summer.

  1. Before the onset of winter, sorrel is sown around the end of November, when the ground will slightly freeze. This will not let appear sorrel shoots. In the soil, seeds will remain until spring, and with the onset of heat they will produce a vitamin crop.
  2. Growing sorrel from seed can be done in the spring months. In this embodiment, the sowing in the ground is performed in April. The first harvest and when planting sorrel for the winter, and during spring sowing of seeds, can be obtained in the summer. But cut sorrel in the first year of sowing is desirable only once.
  3. Sow sorrel can be in the middle of summer (July), immediately after the onions and radishes. But the harvest in the same year is not worth waiting for, it will appear only next season.

Features of sowing seeds of sorrel

To sow sorrel it is not at all necessary to form a large bed. High yield can be collected from the area of ​​2 sq. M. Often, under the cultivation of sorrel, transverse rows are formed that are located at a distance of 20 cm from each other. Seeds are often poured, and in order to accelerate their germination, they are soaked for a while in water.

You can, of course, sow sorrel seeds and dry, but the seedlings in this case will appear only after a couple of weeks. But the germination process can be accelerated by covering the bed with a protective film. With this approach, seedlings will appear in less than one week (5-6 days).

How to care for vitamin culture

Care for sorrel involves complexity. In particular, young shoots should thin out the leaves (leaving only 3-4 young). There are general requirements for the care of sorrel:

  • The main thing for this culture is timely, but not too abundant watering. Moreover, its presence is mandatory regardless of planting time (summer, spring or autumn). Adult sorrel plant loves water.
  • The overdried soil provokes the ejection of the peduncles by the sorrel, and this should be taken into account when shaping the irrigation schedule.
  • An important aspect of the care of sorrel are procedures for timely weeding and loosening. To keep such work to a minimum, it is necessary to mulch the oxalate plantings after each watering, which will help prevent the spread of weeds.
  • Before the onset of winter, the roots of sorrel are best covered with rotted sawdust, humus or the contents of the compost pit.
  • If cutting the leaves of sorrel occurs massively, then it is desirable to feed a vitamin plant after such a procedure, using infusion of cow manure diluted with water in the ratio of 1:10, nettle or ordinary grass. After feeding, it is recommended to irrigate sorrel crops abundantly.
  • Harvesting from the leaves of sorrel is best in the morning, because at this time they are the juicier. They are either pulled out by hand or cut off with a knife, leaving about 5 cm. The small leaves located in the middle should not be touched, let them grow further. Harvesting sorrel, you should not pull the sheet, because it is fraught with tearing the whole plant with a spine.
  • In the spring days it is recommended to loosen the aisles with sorrel, fertilize the plant with a mixture of humus and ash, which will contribute to enhancing the growth of young leaves. Then sorrel planting well watered and covered with a film on top. With proper implementation of the recommendations shoots will appear very soon.
  • Cutting of sorrel leaves should be stopped about a month before the onset of frost. This will allow the plant to gain strength before prolonged cold.

How to collect sorrel seeds for next year?

If you need to collect seeds from your own sorrel next year to sow it in a new place, then in the spring several plants are left for seed. For this purpose, the selected sorrel does not cut the leaves at all. The flowering culture begins around May, and seed ripening occurs in the first half of July.

Sorrel brooms, on which seeds are collected, acquire a brown tint, and after that they are cut, tied up in brooms and dried for ten days. Next is the threshing of seeds by rubbing the hands of the sweeper and blowing garbage.

Seeds remain viable for 4 years, but only if they are stored in a dry place.

What hurts sorrel?

Care for sorrel and involves the conduct of timely prevention against disease. I must say that with proper care, rare plantings and timely change of the place of cultivation, sorrel is very rarely attacked by pests and diseases. But sometimes such troubles do occur.

Most often, sorrel is ill:

  • Rust. Scapes and leaves of the plant are covered with spots of yellow-brown color, on which are dark boxes with spores. The specks are very small, similar to rust.
  • Powdery mildew. On the leaves of sorrel with this disease on the reverse side spots are formed in the form of a grayish plaque. The main method of dealing with downy mildew on sorrel is spraying the plant with Bordeaux liquid 10 days before the procedure for cutting leaves. You can use the substance phytosporin instead of the Bordeaux mixture, the instructions for which states that sorrel can be eaten on the same day, after processing.
  • The saw caterpillar and sorrel leaves (its larvae and bugs) can attack the plant. Salvation against these pests becomes an infusion of tomatoes, garlic, or shade. They are encouraged to spray the plant for prevention.
  • The plant may also be attacked by oxalic aphids. This insect pest sucks the juice from the leaves. The problem is that the leaves themselves cannot be processed, since they are then eaten. The only solution in the fight against oxalic aphids is autumn watering of sections (after removing the leaves) with infusion of burning herbs. This may be a composition infused with potato or tomato leaves, garlic or dandelions. Aphids are afraid of dressing sorrel leaves with ashes. The autumn processing of oxalic crops by the Fitoverm biological product, especially designed to control various pests, will not be superfluous.

So, growing sorrel at home is not very complex. The main thing is to follow the principles of care and prevention of diseases.

Sorrel - planting and care in the open field when sowing, feeding, pests and diseases, video

Sorrel is an unpretentious cottage plant, which contains a lot of vitamins and minerals needed by man. So that you can be sure of what a bountiful harvest sorrel can give, planting and care in the open field should be timely and correct. However, the plant is well acclimatized in a wild-growing form.

When to sow sorrel in open ground: spring, summer or autumn?

Depending on when you want to get a crop, the sowing time is chosen:

  1. So that the harvest could be harvested by autumn, the sorrel is planted in early spring, as soon as the snow melts and the threat of the last frost subsides.
  2. The second suitable time for sowing sorrel is from the end of June to the beginning of July, as soon as early vegetable plantings are harvested (winter garlic and onions, lettuce or radishes). At the same time, sorrel will take root in the garden by the fall and will well endure wintering. The main condition for the care of sorrel planted in summer is frequent watering.
  3. Planting and caring for sorrel in the open field in the fall (October-November) are carried out with the aim of not sprouting seeds for winter and preserved in the soil until spring. So already in the spring and summer of next year you can get a bountiful harvest. This method is suitable for growing sorrel in a temperate zone on sandy soils.

The secrets of the care of sorrel

After landing, care for the sorrel in the open field is in periodic watering and weeding the site. Bed with young shoots mulch and fertilize three times with mullein (in proportions with water 1: 6). For better results, you can add purchased phosphate or potash fertilizer.

To sorrel did not bloom ahead of time, and all the forces of the plant went to the nutrition of succulent leaves, and not a flower rosette, you must regularly water the garden. On hot days, you need to especially watch this, as the flower stalks grow rapidly, and the quality of the leaves may deteriorate. If the flower sockets have already appeared, they need to be removed.

Before wintering, cut off the remaining leaves and mulch the soil, adding humus or compost to the row spacing.

At the same place, sorrel grows well for 3-4 years, then the harvest deteriorates sharply.

Cut off adult leaves can be 4-5 times over the summer. It is advisable to do this in the morning, pre-weeding the bed. After harvesting, it is necessary to pierce the aisles and lightly water the garden.

Sorrel in the open field: diseases and pests

In order not to lose the crop, you need to know what pests can infect sorrel, and how to deal with them:

  1. Rust. Manifested in the form of yellow-brown specks on the leaves with spores visible to the naked eye.
  2. Sorrel leafs and a saw caterpillar. If bugs or larvae are sitting on the leaves, spray the plants with infusion of garlic or nightshade.
  3. Sorrel aphid. In this case, you can not spray the leaves with store poisons, so as not to poison yourself when harvesting. Try sprinkling the plant with ashes or pouring the infusion of garlic, dandelion or any other burning herb.
  4. Downy mildew. It looks like a grayish bloom on the back of the leaves. Safe for the human body, but destructive for the disease of sorrel means - phytosporin. Apply it according to the instructions on the package.

With proper planting and care for sorrel in the open field pests appear very, very rarely.

  1. For sorrel is to choose the penumbra under the trees, but not a low wetland. The soil will suit any acidity, preferably loamy.
  2. Before planting the area is mulched, ash and humus are added.
  3. To keep the leaves juicy throughout the summer, the sorrel is watered regularly, and the emerging flower stalks are regularly pruned.
  4. After planting, care for sorrel in the open field - weeding, fertilizing and watering.
  5. From pests help infusions of burning herbs, but not store.

Sorrel, planting and care in the open field

Only at the first spring sunshine the land in the beds and forest glades will be freed from the white “blanket”, small green sprouts of sorrel appear on these places, actively increasing their size with each fine day.

And this fresh greenery is very useful to us, because the body craves nutrients and vitamins. Therefore, many gardeners who do not have the opportunity to go for a sorrel to the forest, grow it in their garden.

By the way, there are other names for the plant: sour, sour, chuvel.

Characteristics and features of sorrel

Sorrel is a perennial plant belonging to the buckwheat family. The root of his rod, well-branched, in the ground can go up to 25 centimeters. At the head of the root you can see a lot of buds.It is from them that leaf plates develop later. Most often, their base is spear-shaped, heart-shaped or arrow-shaped. The edge of sorrel leaves is solid.

On fertile soils, the length can be from 10 to 15 centimeters. The central vein is pronounced. When the leaf plates are cut off at the outlet, the buds on the root awaken soon, after which the green grows again. In the second year, sorrel gives erect stems that have ribs. If you do not break off, then their height is from 60 to 100 centimeters.

These juicy and tender with the sourness of the "bugs" likes to feast on children. But when pink or reddish inflorescences, called “panicles, ripen on the stems, they become coarser, their structure becomes fibrous. The base of the stem may have a dark purple color. On the stems sessile leaves are placed next.

Their shape is ovate-oblong, oval, elongated.

Laboratory studies have shown that sorrel contains ascorbic acid, carotene, other vitamins, flavonoids (rutin, hyperoside), proteins, organic acids, and trace elements.

Sorrel grows in Europe, Asia, North Africa, Western Australia, Russia (including Siberia, the territory of the Far East).

The most important advantages of the culture are frost resistance and cold resistance. Nor are the severe winters afraid of sorrel, nor does the spring temperature drop to minus 7 ° С. Sprouts spit from sorrel seeds, when the soil temperature is only plus 3 ° C.

However, shoots more friendly, when the temperature plus 17 ° C and above. For the sorrel sockets to develop well, they need moist soil. When the moisture is low, the sorrel begins to shoot out, its leafy plates grow coarser.

But even in those places where water is constantly accumulating, sowing sorrel is not worth doing. The preferred reaction of the medium is neutral or slightly acid. At one place, sorrel is able to produce good yields for four to five years.

It is advisable to make a bed where there is a slight shading (from trees, a fence, a shed), and the sun's rays illuminate and warm this place in the evening hours.

In wild sorrel, when compared to cultivated, the taste of the leaves is more sour, and their size is smaller.

Sorrel varieties that are most in demand among gardeners:

  1. “Belleville” - has been known for a long time, in good conditions it gives about seven kilograms per square meter per season, endures harsh winters, and shows resistance to coloriness in summer. Suitable for sauces, spring salads, soup and preservation.
  2. “Broadleaf” - will share greens for the soup approximately 45 days after the day the sprouts came out of the ground. The leaves are elongate ovoid, slightly acidic, their color is dark green, there are long petioles. The plate width is 7 centimeters, and the length is up to 16 centimeters. The socket from them turns out friable. The downside is that in a hot summer, if there is little rain, then this sorrel is quickly dart.
  3. "Large-leaf" - leaves are light green, pleasant to taste, with a width of six to ten centimeters, and a length of up to fourteen centimeters. You can cut the first batch after 35-40 days from the day of spitting from the ground. Suitable for different regions of the country. It has amazing resistance to frost and strelkovuyu.
  4. "Malachite" - has beautiful green smooth (or slightly blistering) spear-like leaves, the edge of which is wavy. Very quickly grow. The first pruning can be done in 40-45 days from the moment the shoots were noticed from the ground.
  5. "Emerald Vitamin" - the first time its light green delicate leaves can be cut off after 37 days, and then every 18 days. The shape of the leaf plates is elongate-oval, and they taste sweet and sour.
  6. "Emerald snow" - a sprawling rosette consists of slightly bubbly ovate leaves. It looks beautiful in the garden, gives abundant yields of pleasant-tasting leaves.
  7. "Spinach" - it refers to the medium early.The rosette of large leaves turns loose. Their color is saturated green, slightly acidic in taste.

Love the new ones, then we suggest trying in practice such varieties that are distinguished by high yields - “Winter Stock”, “Vegetarian”, “Shchi-Borscht”, “Meal”, “Avdeevsky”.

Now the attention of summer residents is attracted by decorative varieties that are also suitable for culinary purposes: “Red veins”, “Sanguine”, “Bloody Mary”.

Planting sorrel

It is desirable to prepare the bed for this culture in the fall. The territory is dug up, making a mixture of humus and wood ash. You can add 7 kilograms of compost, 25 grams of potassium chloride, 35 grams of superphosphate per square meter.

Urea is applied in spring, 20 grams are measured per square meter. The place must be cleaned from weeds, especially from wheatgrass roots, otherwise they will take nutrients from the sorrel.

We also mention the predecessors of sorrel, after which it develops well - it is dill, carrots, parsley, radishes, beets, lettuce, potatoes.

It is permissible to sow seeds in three terms:

  • in November or October (when the ground is slightly frozen)
  • in April (when the ground begins to thaw),
  • in July (after radishes, spinach, Chinese cabbage and onions).

From dry seeds sprouts will appear in about two weeks. If the seeds are soaked, it will speed up their spelling (everything will happen on the eighth day). Under the film shoots are usually shown on the sixth day.

The recommended embedding depth is from 15 to 30 millimeters. Between rows leave a distance of 20 centimeters. When summer sowing, grind the farm with peat or humus.

On average, one square meter of land takes about one gram of seed.

Further care for sorrel

  • Be sure to thin out your shoots, first making the distance between plants of four centimeters, and then six to seven centimeters.
  • The main aspect of growing sorrel is not too abundant, but timely watering, no matter what time you planted the seeds.

If the soil under the sorrel will be dried out, then such conditions of maintenance will provoke the release of plants from the peduncles, which will immediately affect the taste qualities of the green mass. Periodic weeding and loosening will also have an impact on the harvest. It is possible to ease the work if, after irrigation, to carry out mulching plantings. Then weed grass in the garden will appear less.

  • When the flower arrow appears from the outlet, then cut it off.
  • In the morning, the leaves are more juicy, so it is advisable to cut them at this time using scissors or a small handy knife. At the same time, leave a petiole of 3-5 centimeters off the ground. Small leaves that are located in the center of the outlet, do not touch, let them continue to gain nutrients.

    Sometimes novice gardeners just pull the sheet, hoping that it will come off. But at the same time there is a big risk that the plant will quickly be uprooted. Cutting is usually done every two or three weeks. Approximately a month before the expected autumn frosts, cutting of greenery should be stopped to allow the sorrel to get some rest and gain strength before hibernation.

  • Before the arrival of the calendar winter on the roots, remaining in the garden, you can sketch out the contents of the compost pit, rotted sawdust.
  • In early spring, remove the old leaves on the sorrel rosettes, bevel the stems. At this time, mineral supplements are appropriate, for every square meter is applied by a teaspoon of ammonium nitrate, superphosphate and potassium salts.

    You can use a strongly diluted mullein, kuryak or fermented nettle infusion.

    If you want to get your own seeds from sorrel, in the spring, select a few copies and during the summer season do not cut the leaves from them. Pink flowers will appear around June. Seeds in the brooms will ripen in July, acquiring a brownish color.

    Cut off the "broomstick", tie them in bundles and leave for 10 days for drying and ripening. Then rub your hands with "brooms", while removing the garbage. If you keep the seeds in a dry place, their germination will continue for four years.

    With proper care, sorrel does not cause trouble. And yet sometimes he is overcome by disease:

    1. Rust - then spots and leaves appear on the leaves and petioles, the color of which is yellowish-brown. On these spots are spore-bearing dark boxes. To get the plant out of the disease, you can use a solution in which mixed copper sulfate.
    2. Downy mildew - spots with a grayish blotch are visible on the lower side of the leaf plate. It is possible to prevent the spread of the disease if, 10 days prior to cutting the greenery, plants are treated with Bordeaux liquid or “Fitosporin”.

    Pests that love to feast on succulent leaves are sorrel leaf splinters, saw caterpillars, winter shovels. Then you have to spray the plants with infusions prepared using the nightshade, garlic, tomato branches.

    With the invasion of aphid colonies do regular spraying infusions based on onion peel, burdock leaves or dandelion. Dusting sheet plates with ash powder will also be useful. In the fall, leaf sections are treated with infusions of tops from potatoes or tomatoes.

    At the same time, you can use herbal remedies called "Fitoverm" or the drug "Anabazin sulfate."

    Redeeming on the site two ridges for different sorrel varieties, you will provide your family with not only greens for vitamin cabbage soup, but also prepare canned sorrel in half-liter jars for winter. And after washing and cutting the leaves, after drying, you can decompose into bags with a special clasp and send it to the freezer.

    Landing treatment

    Usually, sorrel is grown in open ground. It is so unassuming a crop that you can sow it almost any time in the garden or at home, and then get a harvest of fresh green leaves of green. But if you plan to plant vegetables, then you need to try to get the best possible harvest from a small area. For this, they usually pick up a good place and prepare it in advance.

    Sorrel grows well on fertile slightly acid loam or sandy loam, drained peatlands are excellent for it. He prefers light partial shade under young trees. He needs moisture, but not a swampy area, well, if groundwater is located no closer than a meter to the surface. It is best to choose a garden where pumpkins, beets, onions or greens used to grow.

    In the autumn, it is necessary to determine a place for it, and it should not be large - a plot of no more than one and a half square meters is able to provide year-round supply of sorrel to a table to a family of five. It is desirable to clear this area from weeds, dig up to the depth of the spade bayonet, at the same time you can make compost, humus (or even manure), superphosphate and potassium chloride. Next you need to keep the area free from weeds. In the spring, just before sowing, the bed is loosened.

    Why sorrel does not rise

    Often, people make a gross mistake: they sow sorrel deeply, which is why seeds do not make their way through a thick layer of earth. Sorrel seeds are very small, sow them no deeper than 1 cm. To achieve this, make the furrows "symbolic", only slightly indicating the direction of sowing as the corner of the chopper. After sowing, carefully cover the furrows with earth.

    Site selection

    The plant successfully develops in conditions of moderate shading.

    The soil is necessary fertile, rather wet, but without stagnation of water. Optimal groundwater occurrence at a depth of more than 1 m. Best of all grows on loamy and sandy soils, rich in humus. A weak acid reaction of the soil is preferred.

    How to plant sorrel seeds

    • Sow in rows, keeping a distance of 15-20 cm between them.
    • Spring seeds close up to a depth of 8 mm-1 cm.Friendly shoots will appear in 8-11 days, and if you cover the crops with film - in 3-5 days. After a week of growth, thin out, leaving a distance of 5-7 cm between plants.
    • When sowing in the summer, the soil must be saturated with moisture - a couple of days before sowing the bed, water well so that the soil is well soaked.
    • When sowing before winter, the bed is prepared in advance, so that the soil has settled, and the seeds are not washed away by sediments into the deep layers of the soil.

    You need to sow as much as possible, seed germination is excellent, and after seed germination, seedlings must be thinned so that the plants do not overgrow each other. Ideally - leave at least 2-3 cm between individual plants, so that the sorrel is large and beautiful.

    Features of sorrel

    Sorrel is a herbaceous dioecious plant with a branched short rod root. An erect ribbed stem has a meter height, while at the base it is painted in dark purple color. At the top of the stem there is a paniculate inflorescence. The entire sour basal leafy plates are long-petiolate and reach a length of 15 to 20 centimeters. The shape of the base is arrow-shaped, with the median vein clearly pronounced. Almost sedentary alternately arranged stem leaf plates have an ovate-oblong shape and an arrow-shaped base. Polygamy cylindrical paniculate inflorescences consist of pink or pale red flowers. Female and male flowers differ in structure. Flowering occurs in June and July. The fruit is a pointy smooth achene brownish-black in color, they reach a length of 1.7 cm and have sharp edges and convex edges.

    Sowing in open ground

    At one and the same place, sorrel can be cultivated for 3-4 years, but if a transplant is not performed on time, this will adversely affect the quality and yield of this plant. For seeding choose areas free from weeds, with a moist nutrient soil, while they should not be stagnant water. The occurrence of groundwater in the area should be sufficiently deep (not less than 100 cm). Best of all, sorrel grows in areas with slightly acid loam or sandy loam, which are saturated with humus. Also for cultivation of such a culture is well-drained peat soil.

    Land for planting should be prepared in the autumn, for this purpose, digging is carried out to the depth of the spade bayonet, while 20-30 grams of potassium chloride, 6-8 kg of compost or humus and 30-40 grams of superphosphate per 1 square meter are introduced into the ground . At the beginning of the spring period, urea needs to be embedded in the ground (20 grams per 1 square meter of land), for this purpose a rake is used. Sowing of this culture can be carried out three times during the season, namely, in the beginning of spring, in summer and in autumn in the winter.

    In spring, sorrel should be sown immediately after tillage, while collecting the first crop will succeed this year. In summer, the sowing of seeds should be carried out in June – July, when the harvest of lettuce, radish and green onions will be carried out. The seedlings that appeared after the summer sowing, before the frosts begin, will get stronger, and with the onset of the next spring, the sorrel will give a rich harvest. This culture is sown in the winter in October or November. The plants that appeared in the next season will yield in spring.

    Most often, gardeners sow sorrel in the spring, the fact is that at this time there is a lot of moisture in the soil, while shoots appear and grow together. Bushes, which appeared after summer sowing, require systematic watering. When sowing seeds before winter, seedlings often appear shortly before the onset of frost, as a result they die. For the sowing of sorrel, beds are used that are 100 cm wide and 12 cm high. The rows must be made across the length, and the distance between them should be about 25 centimeters.Seeds are buried 10–20 mm into the ground, then their surface is tamped down, and the crops are watered.

    Care for sorrel in the garden

    It is very simple to care for sorrel grown in open soil, while the surface of the row spacing should be systematically loosened, and the bushes should be watered in time, weeded, fed and protected from harmful insects and diseases.

    It is necessary to water sorrel in time, if the bushes will suffer due to lack of water, then this will provoke an excessively early formation of peduncles, which is extremely negative for the crop. Peduncles after their appearance must be cut. After it rains or bushes will be watered, you should loosen the surface between the rows and you need to remove weeds. The surface of the beds covered with a layer of mulch (organic material), making it easier to care for the bushes.

    You need to feed the bushes twice or three times during the season. To do this, use a solution of mullein (1: 6), and in 10 liters of this nutrient mixture pour 15 grams of potash and the same phosphorus fertilizer. In the second year, this culture will need fertilizing with a solution of complete mineral fertilizer, while from 1 to 20 grams of urea, from 30 to 40 grams of superphosphate and from 15 to 20 grams of potassium chloride are taken to 1 square meter of land. It is necessary to feed bushes with nitrogen-containing fertilizer each time after the leaves are cut, while on a fine day it is introduced in the form of a solution.

    Harvesting is carried out after 4 or 5 leaf plates of normal size grow on each bush. Before harvesting the bed you need to remove all weeds. When the foliage is cut, the surface of the rows between rows should be loosened with a hoe. Cut leaf plates should be at a height of 30-40 mm from the surface of the site, while you need to try not to injure the apical buds. In the period from May to July, the harvest of sorrel can be carried out 3 times. The last time harvesting is carried out no later than 30 days before the frost comes, otherwise it will have a very negative impact on the future harvest. In the autumn, the surface between the rows should be filled with compost or humus (4–5 kilograms per square meter), while the exposed roots should be sprinkled with them.

    Downy mildew

    In the first year of growth, the shrubs may be affected by downy mildew (peronosporosis). In diseased bushes, the foliage becomes shriveled brittle and thickened, with its edge wrapped down. This disease develops most actively in wet weather. In order to be prevented, weed grass should be removed from the site in time, while sick leaf plates should be cut off in time. Sick bushes should be sprayed with a solution of Bordeaux mixture.

    Gray rot

    The development of gray rot occurs due to thickening of the landings at high humidity. On sick bushes, burgundy spots are formed, gradually becoming watery and sluggish. Then the foliage begins to rot. For the purpose of prophylaxis, do not allow thickening of the plantations, while the bed surface must be filled with a layer of mulch (peat).

    Rust in temperate climates is quite common. In diseased bushes, bubbles of a pale yellow color form on the surface, with time they break, and spores of the fungus spill out of them. In order to be prevented in the autumn, the site should be cleaned of plant residues, and then the soil should be dredged. And in the springtime, the bed surface is covered with a layer of mulch (peat, sawdust or humus).

    Various spots (septoria, ovulariosis and others) are very difficult to distinguish among themselves. But if a bush gets sick with any of the spots, specks of various color, shape and shape form on its surface. In this regard, as soon as specks appear on the foliage, it should be cut and burned.As a preventive measure, it is necessary to remove plant residues from the surface in the autumn, and then fill the soil surface with a layer of mulch (humus).

    Sorrel pests and control

    Pests such as aphids, leaf beetles, sorrel sawflies, winter moths and wireworms harm sorrel most often.

    Aphid settles on the bush and sucks the juice out of it, because of which the leafy plates become yellow, sluggish, the roots weaken, and the plants die. In order to get rid of such a harmful insect, it is necessary to use infusions of garlic, wood ash, burdock and tomato tops, while pouring a small amount of liquid soap into them.

    If frequent holes appear on the surface of the foliage, it means that leaf beetles have settled on the bush. Another such pest on the seamy surface of leaf plates arranges egg-laying. In order to prevent the appearance of such a pest on the bushes, it is necessary to plant feverfew in the rows of sorrel. From this flower, you can still prepare the infusion, which is treated with bushes twice or three times during the season.

    Saws, too, on sorrel bushes arrange their egg-laying, at the same time the green caterpillars that have appeared gnaw the foliage, after which only the skeleton of the veins remains from it. For the purpose of prophylaxis, weed should be removed from the site in time. You also need to timely clean the area from plant residues, and bushes to treat with infusion of pharmacy chamomile, which should pour liquid soap.

    Winter scoop

    On the garden bed, the winter scoop can settle in the last spring weeks, but such an insect can cause great harm to the sorrel. Throughout the summer period, it eats the foliage of the plant, and with the onset of autumn such a pest moves closer to the ground surface. For the purpose of prophylaxis, an autumn digging of the site is required.

    To catch butterflies in several places on the site, it is necessary to install traps. For this, containers filled with fermented liquid, for example, compote, honey water or molasses, are suspended at a meter height.

    Wireworm

    The wireworm is a larva of a click beetle, it injures both the root system of the plant and its foliage. In order to prevent all weed grass from the site, it is necessary to remove all weeds in a timely manner, it is necessary to neutralize an excessively acidic soil;

    Sorrel species and varieties

    Above it was already mentioned that the most popular type of sorrel in gardeners is sour or common sorrel. Also in the gardens cultivated species such as: passerine sorrel (small, sorrel), water (waterborne), horse (thick, horsetail, redhead), curly, seaside, stupid, spinach and Russian. As a medicinal plant most often grow horse sorrel.

    Horse sorrel (Rumex confertus)

    Such a herbaceous perennial plant has a weakly branched, thick and short rhizome, which has many adventitious roots. Grooved, bare, erect lonely stalks at the top of the branch, their height can vary from 0.9 to 1.5 m, in thickness they reach 20 mm. The sequentially located lower stem and rosette leaf plates have a heart-shaped base, and their shape is elongate-triangular-ovate. The leaves at the top are blunt, and they have a wavy edge, they are 25 centimeters in length and 13 centimeters wide, their petioles are long, and grooved on the upper side. The upper stem short leaflets, in contrast to the lower ones, are sharper and shorter; they have a lanceolate-ovate form. The seamy surface of sheet plates has a dense pubescence represented by a stiff, short pile. The greatest amount of pubescence is located on the veins of the leaf.Greens of this type has a sour taste. Not very big whorls consist of bisexual yellow-green flowers. Such whorls form thirs, which is a fluffy, long and narrow inflorescence of paniculate form. This species blooms in May – June. The fruit is a brown nut, about 0.7 cm in length and having a triangular oval shape. In nature, this species is found in the forest-steppe and steppe zones, while it prefers to grow on moderately wet and moist soil, it is considered a typical meadow weed grass.

    Sorrel ordinary or sour

    A detailed description of this type is at the beginning of the article. The most popular among gardeners are the following varieties:

    1. Broadleaf. This perennial is resistant to frost and has a high yield, it matures in just 40-45 days. It is eaten fresh and also used to make winter preparations. Petiole green leaf plates have an elongated oval shape.
    2. Malachite. The term of ripening of such a medium early variety is from 40 to 45 days. Bright green foliage has a smooth or bubbly surface and a wavy edge, it reaches about 15 centimeters in length. Erect socket loose.
    3. Spinach. Medium early variety is resistant to frost and diseases. A loose and large rosette consists of large, leafy plates of a bright dark green color, the surface of which is bubbly.
    4. Large leaf. This early variety is resistant to frost and strelkovuyu. The standing socket consists of gentle greenish foliage. The length of the sheet plate can reach 20 centimeters and even more. Such a variety matures in 30–45 days.
    5. Bloody Mary. This decorative variety is frost-resistant, it is widely used in cooking. The variety was so named because there are red blotches on the surface of green foliage. The length of the leaves is 15 centimeters, and their width is 10 centimeters. Ripening time - 45-50 days.
    6. Odessa 17. Such an early high-yielding variety has dark green leafy plates of elongated shape, their length is 16 centimeters, and width is 7 centimeters, they are part of an erect loose socket. This plant is used for cooking soups, salads, as well as for preservation.
    7. Nikolsky. The average maturity of the variety is characterized by its yield. The raised loose socket consists of leaf plates of a green color, having length about 38 centimeters, and width - up to 12 centimeters. It is used in food in fresh form, and is also used in the preparation of winter preparations.
    8. Sanguine. This medium ripening perennial is distinguished by its yield. The semi-raised erect rosette is rather high, the stem is pale red. Large oval-oblong leafy plates of green color have a slightly bubbly or smooth surface, as well as veins of red color.
    9. Emerald King. The early grade differing in high productivity. Smooth delicate greenish leaf plates have an elongated oval shape.
    10. Champion. This perennial has a decorative, high taste and high-yielding. The height of the upright outlet is about 0.4 m, and in the diameter it reaches up to 0.3 m. It consists of succulent green large leaf plates, the shape of which is oval-elongated.
    11. Emerald snow. The average maturity of the variety has excellent taste and high yield. The composition of the sprawling raised outlet includes weakly bubbly rich green leaf plates of average size.
    12. Maikop 10. This early variety is very popular among gardeners, it is resistant to diseases and frost, and has a good yield. The plant contains a moderate amount of acid. Fleshy large leafy plates are colored yellowish-green, the length of thick petioles is medium.
    13. Altaic. Such a frost-resistant variety has foliage of spear-shaped form of medium acid taste, its petioles are long and thin. The young foliage is painted in dark green color, after a while it appears a reddish tint.
    14. Lyon. The variety has high quality and excellent taste. On the thick petioles are fleshy leafy plates. After the greens are cut, it grows very quickly. This variety is not resistant to frost and in winter can freeze.
    15. Red veins. The height of such a decorative variety is about 0.4 m. The upright compact rosette consists of green spear-shaped sheet plates, while the veins are maroon-red. In this variety, only young leafy plates are eaten before they are loaded.

    Healing properties of sorrel

    Gardener sorrel is valued for the fact that it gives greens in springtime, when there is a particularly acute shortage of vitamins, and there are still too few fresh vegetables. The green part of the plant includes proteins, carbohydrates, organic acids, fiber, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), E (tocopherol), A (beta carotene), K (phylloquinone), H (biotin), PP (niacin) and vitamins groups B: thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic and folic acid, pyridoxine. Also, this culture is considered a source of potassium, calcium, magnesium, chlorine, sulfur, phosphorus, sodium, fluorine, copper, zinc, iron, manganese and iodine. The composition of the horse sorrel rhizome contains vitamin K, essential oil, resins, iron, tannins, flavonoids, organic acids, such as coffee and oxalic, as well as other substances needed by the human body. Horse sorrel is very similar in composition to such a very useful plant as rhubarb.

    The young foliage of such a culture is distinguished by its greatest nutritional value and benefits, while they contain citric and malic acid. The foliage of sorrel sour is distinguished by its anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, firming, wound-healing, anti-scorching, and anti-toxic effect, and it also helps to improve digestion. In case of indigestion, foliage decoction is used. This drink has antiallergic and choleretic effect, improves liver function, and also eliminates itching and acne.

    This plant is used for painful menstruation and during menopause. For this, 1 tbsp. freshly boiled water should be combined with 1 large spoonful of dry foliage. The drink should brew for 60 minutes, after which it is drunk three times a day for a third glass for 30 minutes. before the meal.

    When infertility helps the following composition: 1 tbsp. freshly boiled water should be combined with 1 large spoon of sorrel, the mixture is boiled for 60 s, and then it is removed from the heat and allowed to cool completely. Drink remedy in the same way as with painful periods. To increase the effectiveness of the drink, it is necessary to pour a knotweed or mummy into it.

    Broth foliage of sorrel ordinary is used to improve liver function, stimulate the formation of bile, and it can also stop the bleeding. Means made on the basis of the horse sorrel rhizome are used for diseases of the liver, uterine and pulmonary hemorrhages, hemorrhoids, constipation, anal fissures, and also externally for burns, gingivitis, stomatitis, wounds and skin diseases. In alternative medicine such sorrel is used as an antitumor agent. From the leaves of horse sorrel prepare a decoction, which helps with colds, diarrhea, colitis, entero - and hemocolitis.

    Contraindications

    Experts do not advise, there is sour sorrel too much or for a long time because it contains a lot of oxalic acid, and it can contribute to the violation of kidney activity and mineral metabolism in the body. Also, this plant can not be eaten with gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, kidney disease, gastritis with high acidity, gout and pregnant.

    Plot processing

    To get a good harvest, you must carefully prepare the soil for planting. It is advisable to choose a place in the shade, under the canopy of trees. It is possible to use for this and high bushes - currants, cherries or raspberries. Greens are not very fastidious to the composition of the soil, but nevertheless you should not plant sorrel in the marshy lowlands. Best of all are those places where onions or pumpkins used to grow. But if this is impossible to accomplish, nothing terrible, you can choose any other area on your site.

    Mechanical treatment of soil for sorrel is made in the fall. The earth is dug up and the weeds are removed. It is necessary to do this, as some weeds can prevent the sorrel from growing. When digging the soil should be fertilized with humus and wood ash. After that, the earth is carefully loosened and laid into a low bed. It should be noted that for the cultivation of greenery you do not need to prepare a large plot, it will be enough two square meters.

    Only experienced gardeners know that sorrel can be of different varieties. Most are common weeds, but there are also those species that are of great benefit.

    • Large Leaf This variety is the earliest. It tolerates low temperatures and is resistant to frost. Its leaves are light green, very beautiful color.
    • Belgian. Sorrel easily tolerates frost. The leaves do not have a pronounced taste, although it is very pleasant and quite a bit sour. The size of the leaves is small - up to 15 centimeters in length.
    • Malachite. Makes long enough. To harvest, you must wait about 50 days. The leaves are slightly sweet and slightly sour.
    • Spinach. This sorrel has very wide leaves, which contain an incredible amount of vitamin C.

    How to plant sorrel?

    Since sorrel is cold-resistant, it can be planted quite early. Thus, you will harvest throughout the summer season - from summer to autumn. Some gardeners practice winter planting of greenery before the very first frost, so that the seeds do not sit down to germinate until spring.

    For all cases, there is a general procedure that must be strictly followed if you want to get a decent harvest.

    • Furrows in the garden are made about 1.5 centimeters deep. The distance between them should be at least 20 centimeters, ideally - 25. This is necessary so that the green has free space for growth.
    • Seeds are planted at a short distance from each other - 5-7 centimeters. After this, the furrows are covered with earth. By the way, the seeds can be planted both dry and pre-soaked.
    • If you need to accelerate the germination of sorrel, the beds should be covered with plastic wrap. In this case, you can see the first shoots in 5-7 days. If not to use a film, greens will rise approximately in 2 weeks.

    If you are afraid that the greens will sprout badly, then soak the seeds in water for two days. The water in the soaking process needs to be changed a couple of times.

    It is important to consider that when sowing greens before winter, you should not count on a very good harvest. However, this option also has a place to be. Landing sorrel in October-November is appropriate to use if you live in a temperate climate. For residents of Siberia, this option will not be very convenient.

    Care and cultivation of sorrel in open ground

    How to grow sorrel in the open field:

    • During the period of active growth, water regularly and abundantly.
    • In hot weather and dry soil, the ground part will actively develop, which will provoke earlier undesirable flowering (under normal conditions it should occur in the second year of growth).

    To maintain the quality of green products, flower stalks should be removed.

    Feeding and mulching

    • In early spring, loosen the soil, knead the area to maintain the humidity level, apply top dressing (1 bucket of mullein solution in the ratio of 1 to 6 with the addition of 10-25 g of potassium phosphate fertilizers per 1 m²).
    • To maintain the yield after each cut of the leaves should be fed with a complex of mineral fertilizers, with an emphasis on the nitrogen component.
    • In the fall, add 4-5 kg ​​of humus or compost into the aisle.

    Sorrel should be cultivated in one place for no more than 4 years, then the planting should be updated.

    The use of sorrel

    Sorrel is rich in minerals (potassium, iron), proteins, sugars, organic acids (oxalic, malic, citric), contains vitamin C and carotene. Traditional medicine, sorrel is used as a choleretic, hemostatic agent, plant juice has an antiseptic effect, improves metabolism, normalizes the work of the stomach. You should not abuse it, because acids can have a negative effect on the kidneys.

    The fresh leaves of sorrel are used in the preparation of salads, sauces, mashed potatoes, the beloved “green borscht”, it retains its beneficial properties both fresh and canned.

    Sorrel belongs to the Greshichny family and is grown in our gardens and vegetable gardens as a vegetable and medicinal plant. Sorrel contains a lot of vitamin C, organic acids, minerals, carotene. Its leaves are used for making salads and borscht, added to various main dishes and preserves. Growing sorrel in the open field with the knowledge of agricultural technology does not have much difficulty, and it can be planted in its plot in spring, summer and autumn.

    When to sow sorrel in the ground

    It is possible to plant sorrel seeds in open ground from early spring to late autumn:

    1. In early spring crops can be practiced in April, when the snow melts, but the ground is still wet. Seeds can germinate at a temperature of +3 degrees. The plant will bloom only next year, but it will be possible to feast on juicy and tasty leaves already this season.
    2. Summer sorrel planted in June and July. To do this, choose the beds, which already this year harvested greenery, radishes, lettuce. The culture planted in summer will grow, take root well and calmly survive the winter.
    3. From late October to early November, that is, under the winter, the sorrel is planted in order to receive early useful greens in the spring. Crops are produced with dry seeds and in dry weather with night frosts. It is recommended to soil the soil with garden soil with humus (1: 1).

    Where to plant sorrel

    For a perennial plant, it is not necessary to choose well-lit areas, since sorrel can grow in partial shade. Therefore, it can be planted under a large tree or near the fence. Culture prefers:

    • soil with a weakly acid reaction,
    • sandy or loamy soil rich in humus,
    • moist and well-drained soil without water stagnation.

    It is best to plant sorrel in the area where cabbage or celery, parsley or beetroot, carrots or radishes grew last year.

    How to plant sorrel

    After selecting the site, the bed is freed from weeds, fertilizers are introduced into the soil, which are dug along with the soil. As a fertilizer, you can take for every square meter of land:

    • compost or humus - 6 kg,
    • potassium chloride - 15 grams,
    • superphosphate - 20 grams.

    The fertilized perekopanny bed is leveled and furrows up to 1 cm in depth and with a distance of 15-20 cm are made in it.

    Many gardeners ask - why does sorrow not rise? Their mistake may be that the seed furrows were too deep. It is better if they are less than 1 cm.

    Feeding sorrel

    During the season, sorrel is fertilized three times:

    1. In the spring mullein diluted with water (1: 6) and potassium phosphate complex fertilizer (per 1 sq. meter - 10-20 grams).
    2. To in the season instead of cut leaves, new greens grew, plants needed mineral fertilizers, in which there is a lot of nitrogen.
    3. In the autumn Between the rows of sorrel, it is recommended to pour compost or humus, which feeds the earth and protects the roots of plants from freezing.

    What to pour sorrel from pests

    One of the main pests of the plant is sorrel leaf beetle, which eats holes on the leaves. Since food is used precisely leaflets, chemistry can not be used.

    To avoid holes, sorrel can be poured or treated with folk remedies:

    1. Solution of soap and garlic. It is prepared from a laundry soap, three liters of water and chopped garlic. With this solution, the leaves are sprayed or wiped with a sponge. It is possible to water sorrel after such treatment no earlier than in two days.
    2. A mixture of hot pepper (1 tbsp. L), dry mustard (1.st.l.) and a glasswood ash plants are pollinated. Such a mixture can scare away many pests.
    3. Well helps get rid of bugs a mixture of tobacco dust andwood ash (1: 1). She sprinkled leaves for five days.

    Do not forget to remove weeds in time, loosen the ground, observe agricultural techniques and crop rotation, and then your plants in the garden will not be afraid of disease or pests.

    It is recommended to grow sorrel in one place for no more than 4 years. Then the plant is overgrown and should be grown on a different site.

    Sorrel is a herbaceous plant that has been actively grown in Russia for the last several centuries. Previously, it was taken for the usual weed and not eaten. This culture has a taproot, a large root penetrates deep into the soil. Sorrel leaves are large, have sufficient length, densely collected in the rosette.

    Sorrel is a storehouse of vitamins and minerals that the human body especially needs after the winter season. The first harvest can be harvested in May. The leaves reach a length of 10 cm. The harvest is completed in July. For all this period, the leaves are cut 4-5 times, adhering to a two-week break. From mid-summer, the leaves of the plant will become more rough, the concentration of oxalic acid will exceed the permissible norms, so eating it is dangerous to health.

    Sorrel planting seeds How does sorrel photo

    How to plant sorrel seeds in the open field

    1 g of weight contains about 1000-1,500 seeds. Seeds germinate about 2 years.

    Soil preparation

    Dig a plot, free from weeds. On depleted soils for digging, apply fertilizer: 6-8 kg of humus or compost, 20-30 g of superphosphate and 15-20 g of potassium chloride per 1 m².

    How to prepare a bed for planting sorrel look at the video:

    How to plant sorrel seeds

    • Sow in rows, keeping a distance of 15-20 cm between them.
    • In the spring, seal the seeds to a depth of 8 mm-1 cm. Friendly shoots will appear in 8-11 days, and if you cover the crops with film, in 3-5 days. After a week of growth, thin out, leaving a distance of 5-7 cm between plants.
    • When sowing in the summer, the soil must be saturated with moisture - a couple of days before sowing the bed, water well so that the soil is well soaked.
    • When sowing before winter, the bed is prepared in advance, so that the soil has settled, and the seeds are not washed away by sediments into the deep layers of the soil.

    You need to sow as much as possible, seed germination is excellent, and after seed germination, seedlings must be thinned so that the plants do not overgrow each other. Ideally - leave at least 2-3 cm between individual plants, so that the sorrel is large and beautiful.

    How to sow sorrel, look at the video:

    Care and cultivation of sorrel in open ground

    How to grow sorrel in the open field:

    • During the period of active growth, water regularly and abundantly.
    • In hot weather and dry soil, the ground part will actively develop, which will provoke earlier undesirable flowering (under normal conditions it should occur in the second year of growth).

    To maintain the quality of green products, flower stalks should be removed.

    Feeding and mulching

    • In early spring, loosen the soil, knead the area to maintain the humidity level, apply top dressing (1 bucket of mullein solution in the ratio of 1 to 6 with the addition of 10-25 g of potassium phosphate fertilizers per 1 m²).
    • To maintain the yield after each cut of the leaves should be fed with a complex of mineral fertilizers, with an emphasis on the nitrogen component.
    • In the fall, add 4-5 kg ​​of humus or compost into the aisle.

    Sorrel should be cultivated in one place for no more than 4 years, then the planting should be updated.

    Diseases and pests of sorrel

    Downy mildew is a possible disease of oxalic culture. This does not happen if the seeds were processed before planting.

    Sorrel leaf beetle is able to destroy your crop. Sprinkle the plant with a solution of garlic, sprinkle with ash or tobacco dust.

    The use of sorrel

    Sorrel is rich in minerals (potassium, iron), proteins, sugars, organic acids (oxalic, malic, citric), contains vitamin C and carotene. Traditional medicine, sorrel is used as a choleretic, hemostatic agent, plant juice has an antiseptic effect, improves metabolism, normalizes the work of the stomach. You should not abuse it, because acids can have a negative effect on the kidneys.

    The fresh leaves of sorrel are used in the preparation of salads, sauces, mashed potatoes, the beloved “green borscht”, it retains its beneficial properties both fresh and canned.

    Sorrel belongs to the Greshichny family and is grown in our gardens and vegetable gardens as a vegetable and medicinal plant. Sorrel contains a lot of vitamin C, organic acids, minerals, carotene. Its leaves are used for making salads and borscht, added to various main dishes and preserves. Growing sorrel in the open field with the knowledge of agricultural technology does not have much difficulty, and it can be planted in its plot in spring, summer and autumn.

    When to sow sorrel in the ground

    It is possible to plant sorrel seeds in open ground from early spring to late autumn:

    1. In early spring crops can be practiced in April, when the snow melts, but the ground is still wet. Seeds can germinate at a temperature of +3 degrees. The plant will bloom only next year, but it will be possible to feast on juicy and tasty leaves already this season.
    2. Summer sorrel planted in June and July. To do this, choose the beds, which already this year harvested greenery, radishes, lettuce. The culture planted in summer will grow, take root well and calmly survive the winter.
    3. From late October to early November, that is, under the winter, the sorrel is planted in order to receive early useful greens in the spring. Crops are produced with dry seeds and in dry weather with night frosts. It is recommended to soil the soil with garden soil with humus (1: 1).

    Where to plant sorrel

    For a perennial plant, it is not necessary to choose well-lit areas, since sorrel can grow in partial shade. Therefore, it can be planted under a large tree or near the fence. Culture prefers:

    • soil with a weakly acid reaction,
    • sandy or loamy soil rich in humus,
    • moist and well-drained soil without water stagnation.

    It is best to plant sorrel in the area where cabbage or celery, parsley or beetroot, carrots or radishes grew last year.

    How to plant sorrel

    After selecting the site, the bed is freed from weeds, fertilizers are introduced into the soil, which are dug along with the soil. As a fertilizer, you can take for every square meter of land:

    • compost or humus - 6 kg,
    • potassium chloride - 15 grams,
    • superphosphate - 20 grams.

    The fertilized perekopanny bed is leveled and furrows up to 1 cm in depth and with a distance of 15-20 cm are made in it.

    Many gardeners ask - why does sorrow not rise? Their mistake may be that the seed furrows were too deep. It is better if they are less than 1 cm.

    Sowing sorrel

    Sorrel seeds

    The procedure for sowing seeds in spring, summer and autumn differs slightly:

    1. In the spring the soil is damp, so the grooves can not moisten. It is enough to sow the seeds, cover them with soil, pack it a little and cover it with foil. Already on the fifth or even on the third day shoots should appear.
    2. Summer the soil is dry, so the seeds are placed in a moist soil, sprinkled with earth, which is slightly tamped and covered with a film. If a bed with crops is not covered with a film, the soil and seeds in it will dry out in hot weather.
    3. In the autumn the bed should be prepared two weeks before sowing sorrel. During this time, the soil should settle. Seeds are buried in dry furrows, sprinkled with dry earth and mulch.

    When sowing, keep a distance of 2-3 cm between the seeds. When the seedlings grow and grow a little, they will need to be thinned, leaving a distance between shoots of 5 to 7 cm. In this case, the sorrel bushes will grow and will be large.

    Care for sorrel

    It is quite simple to care for healthy herbs, it is enough to perform some simple procedures.

    In spring and summer, when the plants are still young, you should closely monitor the moisture content of the soil, which should not dry out. Grown bushes watered plentifully, as needed.

    If it rains regularly, then sorrel can be watered once every 5-7 days.

    If the summer is hot and there is no rain, you may need daily watering. In dry land, sorrel may bloom in the first year, which is undesirable because the plant will give all its strength to flowering, and not the development of leaves.

    So that the earth does not dry out and does not become covered with a crust, it is recommended to cover the soil around the bushes with mulch. This should be done in early spring when greenery appears.

    Tillage

    Very well on the growth and development of plants will be affected by the timely removal of weeds and loosening the soil in between rows. Such procedures should be carried out after watering or rain.

    Feeding sorrel

    During the season, sorrel is fertilized three times:

    1. In the spring mullein diluted with water (1: 6) and potassium phosphate complex fertilizer (per 1 sq. meter - 10-20 grams).
    2. To in the season instead of cut leaves, new greens grew, plants needed mineral fertilizers, in which there is a lot of nitrogen.
    3. In the autumn Between the rows of sorrel, it is recommended to pour compost or humus, which feeds the earth and protects the roots of plants from freezing.

    What to pour sorrel from pests

    One of the main pests of the plant is sorrel leaf beetle, which eats holes on the leaves. Since food is used precisely leaflets, chemistry can not be used.

    To avoid holes, sorrel can be poured or treated with folk remedies:

    1. Solution of soap and garlic. It is prepared from a laundry soap, three liters of water and chopped garlic. With this solution, the leaves are sprayed or wiped with a sponge. It is possible to water sorrel after such treatment no earlier than in two days.
    2. A mixture of hot pepper (1 tbsp. L), dry mustard (1.st.l.) and a glasswood ash plants are pollinated. Such a mixture can scare away many pests.
    3. Well helps get rid of bugs a mixture of tobacco dust andwood ash (1: 1). She sprinkled leaves for five days.

    Do not forget to remove weeds in time, loosen the ground, observe agricultural techniques and crop rotation, and then your plants in the garden will not be afraid of disease or pests.

    It is recommended to grow sorrel in one place for no more than 4 years. Then the plant is overgrown and should be grown on a different site.

    Sorrel is a herbaceous plant that has been actively grown in Russia for the last several centuries. Previously, it was taken for the usual weed and not eaten.This culture has a taproot, a large root penetrates deep into the soil. Sorrel leaves are large, have sufficient length, densely collected in the rosette.

    Sorrel is a storehouse of vitamins and minerals that the human body especially needs after the winter season. The first harvest can be harvested in May. The leaves reach a length of 10 cm. The harvest is completed in July. For all this period, the leaves are cut 4-5 times, adhering to a two-week break. From mid-summer, the leaves of the plant will become more rough, the concentration of oxalic acid will exceed the permissible norms, so eating it is dangerous to health.

    Sorrel planting seeds How does sorrel photo

    When sow sorrel in open ground

    Plant withstands the effects of cold. Its seeds begin to germinate at a temperature of +3 ° C. It is not necessary to engage in preliminary cultivation of seedlings, planting material can be sown directly into open soil. As for the sowing time, then it is possible to carry out planting in early spring, in summer and before winter.

    In spring, you can start sowing when you have the opportunity to cultivate the land. Harvest will succeed this season.

    It is possible to engage in summer sowing after the harvest of vegetables, which are characterized by early ripening, is completed. The plant will have time to safely take root before the arrival of winter.

    Sub-winter sowing is carried out at the end of autumn (late October-early November). It is necessary to wait for severe cold weather, night frost and dry weather. Such weather conditions will not allow seeds to germinate before the arrival of winter. With such seeding, it is recommended to feed the rows with high quality humus, which is mixed in equal proportion with the ground. This will be the key to a good harvest next spring.

    The ideal time to sow sorrel is spring. During this period, the soil is not devoid of moisture. If sowing is carried out in the summer, timely abundant watering is required.

    When to plant sorrel in spring and before winter sowing time

    Why sorrel does not rise

    Many inexperienced gardeners make one mistake when planting sorrel: planting material is too deep into the ground, and therefore the seeds cannot “slip” through its thick layer.

    The seeds of this culture are rather small, therefore, they should be sown to a depth of no more than 1 cm. You should not make the grooves too deep; you only need to designate the direction of sowing with a small piece of chopper. When the sowing is over, the pits need to be dusted with soil.

    What kind of sorrel is better to plant?

    The best sorrel is considered to be large-leaved. It maintains excellent cutting, grows in a short time, does not freeze. It is also not characterized by degeneration. Of course, all these advantages can be assessed only with proper care of the culture.

    Site selection

    Selection of a place for sorrel should be given special attention. Culture develops well with moderate shading. Fertile soil is welcome, with moderate humidity, without stagnant water. Groundwater should lie at a depth of more than 1 m. The plant feels good on loamy and sandy soils, in which humus has been introduced. It is desirable that the acidity level of the soil was medium.

    How to plant sorrel seeds in the open field

    In 1 g of weight there are 1000-1500 seeds, which germinate up to 2 years.

    Diseases and pests of sorrel

    In order to preserve and collect a good harvest of sorrel, you need to know what pests can infect this plant and how to deal with them:

    1. Rust. This disease manifests itself in the form of yellow-brown spots on the leaves,
    2. Sorrel leafs and a saw caterpillar. When these pests appear, leaves should be sprayed with infusion of garlic or nightshade,
    3. Sorrel aphid. If the leaves of sorrel struck sorrel aphid, then spray the shoots with substances containing poison - is prohibited. It is best to sprinkle the plant with ashes or pour it with infusion of dandelion, garlic or some burning grass,
    4. Downy mildew. A grayish bloom on the back of the leaf plate is a sign of defeat by downy powdery mildew. To combat this disease, the drug "Fitosporin" is used, it is necessary to use the drug with regard to the recommendations presented in the instructions.

    When following the rules of planting and care, sorrel rarely infect pests.

    Features of growing sorrel in the open field

    Sorrel is often used in cooking when preparing various dishes, sauces and canning. Sorrel - cold-resistant plant, which appears in the beds one of the first. It has a lot of vitamins and minerals, as well as various acids, due to which its taste gives sourness.

    How to choose a place for planting sorrel

    Growing sorrel on the land is a simple matter. First of all, you need to decide on the place where the plant will feel good, because In order to get a rich harvest, you need to plant sorrel on a wet plot of land, although the moisture should not stagnate in the soil. The soil should be cleared of extraneous grass (especially undesirable neighborhood with wheat grass). The most suitable soil for this plant is loam or sandy loam, which was well fertilized with humus. In addition, a good harvest can be gathered from peaty drained soil.

    Soil preparation for sowing

    In order for the sorrel crop to be really rich, it is necessary to prepare the soil in advance. Having decided on a site under a sorrel, in the fall, fertilize it with humus, potassium and phosphate (6: 1: 1 respectively). These proportions are applicable for 1m².

    In spring, when planting sorrel is planned, treat the soil with a mixture of ammonium nitrate and potassium salt (2 g each), superphosphate and urea (4 and 40 g), add to this 3 kg of humus, mix well and fertilize the soil (per 1m²) .

    How to prepare sorrel seeds before planting

    Sorrel seeds are also desirable to prepare in advance. In order for them to rise well, they should be soaked in water, wrapped in gauze and left for 2 days. Seeds will absorb all the moisture, thanks to which the gavel rises faster. You can add various nutrient fertilizers to the water, then the plant will turn out stronger and more resistant to external stimuli. Doing such simple manipulations with the seeds of sorrel, you will get 100% germination.

    If you are in a hurry and you do not have time to prepare the seeds properly, then Sow them as they are. Sorrel still ascend, albeit not so tall and strong.

    Sorrel seed

    After the seeds are prepared, you can safely sow sorrel (in most cases it is done in spring). Seeds need to be sown on land already ready for sowing to a depth of about 2 centimeters with a distance of 4-5 centimeters. It is recommended to adhere to the 15-centimeter distance between rows. At the end of the work the site is mulched with peat. It is desirable to cover the soil with a film, since the greenhouse effect will help the seeds to ascend faster and you will be able to observe the first shoots as early as 5-7 days after sowing.

    Care for sorrel on your site

    Sorrel needs a little care, which will allow it to develop normally. In particular, after planting the plants need:

    • loosen the ground and remove weeds from the ground between the rows (due to other grass, the sorrel will not be able to grow normally).
    • regularly feed the plant.
    • a month and a half before the ground freezes, the sorrel must be cut. If this is not done, the leaves will limp and fall to the ground, thereby blocking the access of oxygen to the root system.
    • In the autumn, you need to fertilize the rows with compost.

    Regular watering

    Although sorrel is considered an unpretentious and frost-resistant plant, he likes frequent watering. On days when the air temperature exceeds 26 ° C, the plant develops poorly and gradually fades. Naturally, this reduces the quality of the crop. To this did not happen - sorrel must be regularly watered.During dry periods, it is well poured with water, but it must be ensured that the liquid does not stagnate. Over-dried soil leads to the ejection of flower stalks. The need to water sorrel in the winter disappears by itself.

    Weeding and loosening the soil

    An important aspect of crop care is timely loosening and weeding the soil. To minimize such work, make it a rule after each watering mulch the soil around the sorrel, it will prevent the spread of weeds. In the spring it is necessary to loosen the soil between the rows. At the same time, fertilize sorrel with a mixture of humus and ash, it will contribute to enhancing the growth of new leaves.

    Sorrel mulching and fertilizer

    Mulching and fertilizing are very important for the life of the described plant. Knowing how to feed sorrel for growth, you will provide yourself with a rich harvest. So, mineral fertilizers with superphosphate, potassium chloride and urea are excellent as useful compounds. Also, nitrogen fertilizers will be useful, which will strengthen the stems and increase the volume of the plant.

    How to deal with diseases and pests of sorrel

    Although the leaves of sorrel are quite acidic, they are still attacked by pests. For example, having discovered on the plant a hole, a change in leaf color, cessation of growth and drying, you can start thinking about the appearance of parasites. Sorrel pest control is the timely care of the beds, the destruction of weeds, plant shoots and soil mulching.

    You can resort to the services of modern tools for the care of plants. Undoubtedly, they will help to quickly get rid of annoying pests, but also slightly spoil the taste of sorrel. Therefore, it is recommended to process the plant in early autumn, and not during the harvest season.

    The main enemy of sorrel is sorrel leaf beetle. As the name implies, this parasite eats the leaves of the plant. If such bugs appear on the bed, they begin to actively proliferate, laying the larvae in the ground. For several weeks, adults and mature animals eat the leaves and everything repeats. So how do you process the sorrel from holes? For these purposes, it is best to use folk methods. Spray the plant with ashes, solution of garlic and soap or tobacco dust.

    Well, now you know about planting sorrel and you can determine for yourself, in which month it is better to sow sorrel and how to care for it.

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