Sorrel Leaves – Leafy green seeds

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Sorrel is a cool-season perennial herb that is often grown as an annual commonly known in Hindi as Khatta Palak or in Tamil as sukka kerrai.It is distinguished by it’s own pleasantly tart, lemon flavor.It offers significant fibre, very little calories, virtually little fat and little protein. It is rich in vitamin C and includes vitamin A, iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium in terms of vitamins and minerals. It includes polyphenolic acids, flavonoids and anthocyanins in terms of useful organic components. The taste of sorrel leaves is mostly attributable to oxalic acid.When comparing control, sorrel leaves raised RBC counts, WBC counts Hb percent and MCHCs. The sorrel has a noticeable impact compared to spinach leaves.

 

Agro-climatic requirements

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.

 

 Planting Material

Plant 2 or 3 sorrel plants per household member.

 

Planting season

Prepare your garden for spring by sowing sorrel 2 to 3 weeks before the last spring frost.

 

Spacing

Sow sorrel seed ½ inch deep & 2 to 3 inches apart.

 

Planting Method

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.

 Nutrition

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.

Irrigation

Plants will need to be watered often if there is insufficient rainfall to support healthy growth and development. 
It is suggested that drip irrigation be used.
Harvesting  and Yield
When the leaves are approximately four inches long, sorrel is ready to pick. Delicate leaves are the best for eating, and if you pick as cut and return again, you will have a consistent supply of fresh, tender leaves. Cut the flower stem off if you want to promote bigger and more leaf development, and the plant will offer you a few more harvests. You may even chop the plant down to the ground and it will regrow a fresh crop of leaves.

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