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Sorrel, an often overlooked herb

AdvantagesEasy and quick to grow. Can also be found growing wild.

DisadvantagesOlder leaves and plants can become very bitter.

"Common or garden sorrel (Rumex acetosa) is a herb that can be used as a salad leaf or cooked in the same way as spinach. Wild common sorrel grows in large swathes on the boundary banks around our garden and in a few places it overflows into perennial borders. Throughout Britain and most of Europe wild common sorrel can be found growing in hedges, woodland and pasture land where the ground is free from chemical weedkillers and fertilisers. It tends ..." Read review
04.05.2012

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Simply Sorrel Review with images

AdvantagesCan be eaten. the small copper caterpillar eats it

Disadvantagesbitter

"Sorrel. ~~~~~~~ Rumex acetosa Common sorrel also known as spinach dock, Ambada bhaji 'Cuckoo's-meate' or in Scotland 'gowkemeat.' Is a native plant of England it is also common in a lot of Europe. Sorrel is not fussy about the soil it grows in; it thrives well in damp meadows where the soil is rich in iron. Eating / cooking with sorrel ~~~~~~~~~~ This plant is not normally grown as a crop or in the garden. There is only a small market for ..." Read review
23.07.2007

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Spectacular Sorrel

AdvantagesTasty addition to Salads

DisadvantagesDon't over-indulge

"Common Sorrel (Rumex Acetosa) is otherwise known as Spinach dock. It is a close family member of the Dock plant. It grows best in rich soil which is well drained and loves either full sun or partial shade. Often found growing in meadows or fields, it is a welcom food source for much wildlife. Growing from spring to late autumn and lasting for around eight to ten years, sorrel is a welcome cheap addition to the garden. Around mid June to July the Sorrel ..." Read review
23.07.2007

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