Sorrel must be kept humid properly. Even if a sorrel plant tolerates mild drought. Optimum pH of the soil ranges from 5.5 to 6.8. Sorrel plants are best grown in full light.
Plant 2 or 3 sorrel plants per household member.
Prepare your garden for spring by sowing sorrel 2 to 3 weeks before the last spring frost.
Sow sorrel seed ½ inch deep & 2 to 3 inches apart.
Before you sow your seeds, enrich your planting beds with compost that has been there for a while. Cover the seeds with 1/4 to 1/2 inch of dirt after gently scattering them down the row. You may thin the sorrel when the seedlings are about two inches tall, so don’t stress about spacing. Leave the strongest plants and eliminate the weakest while thinning the plants. In order to utilize the delicate leaves in salads, provide four inches of distance between each plant you are cultivating. If you want to grow full-sized plants, you’ll need at least 8 inches of space.
If you want to see more leaves on your sorrel, but don’t want to use fertilizer, give the plants a midsummer compost tea (a combination of compost and water). Pour five gallons of compost tea per 100 square feet of planting area on the soil next to the plants.