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Greens - French Sorrel
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(Rumex acetosa) This old-world perennial is an early spring green with crisp, arrow-shaped leaves and a lightly tart, lemony flavor. Moreover, it is fabulously nutritious, as the deep roots pull nutrients up into the leaves. Makes a great edible pasture cover crop. Plant it once and you’ll have it each spring. Roots also make a good fabric dye. A favorite for the permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden.
Direct seed outdoors when soil temp is 40 ℉ and soil can be worked. Plant 1/4" to 1/2" deep, Cut seed stalks back to promote leaf growth. Over winter for greens early the next year. Can divide after year two.
excellent in salads, stir-fries and soups
harvest baby leaves or as full-size leaves
wonderful pairing with fish
rich source of vitamins A & C, and potassium
high oxalic acid content;not recommended as sole source of greens
great container plant
whole plant is edible and a valued medicinal
tap root makes great mineral accumulator
good choice for permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden
edible cover crop
roots, leaves and stems make dyes in shades of green, brown, blue-grey
food plant for valued pollinator butterfly caterpillars
Seed Count: 100
Plant Cycle: Perennial
Days to Germinate: 7-14
Days to Harvest: 45
Seed Source: Certified Organic
Planting Seasons: Spring and Fall
Cold Hardy: Yes
Seed Saving Level: Easy
Seed Storage : About 3-5+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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