Red Veined Sorrel seeds - Rumex sanguineus - Culinary Herb
Red Veined Sorrel - Rumex sanguineus
Approximate height: 30 cm
Flowering time: Summer
Site and soil type: Sun or partial shade in moisture-retaining soil.
Care: Remove flowering stems when they appear.
When to sow: Spring to early summer
Red Veined Sorrel is a very attractive herb with bright green leaves with red veins.
It has a tangy flavour and is best used added to salads although it can be cooked liked spinach or chard. Use only young leaves as they can get tough when large.
The plant is very early to appear in spring and slow to die down in autumn.
Sow in spring through to May. Prepare the soil by removing any weeds and raking lightly.
Scatter the seeds thinly on the soil surface where they are to grow, and gently rake them in or cover very lightly with soil. Can also be sown into shallow drills. Water gently.
Alternatively grow in pots or trays inside and plant out when grown.
Do not let seed bed or pots dry out before seeds have germinated.
CAUTION: HIGH IN OXALIC ACID, AVOID IF SUFFERING FROM KIDNEY PROBLEMS, RHEUMATISM, OR ARTHRITIS ETC.
Contents: Approximately 400 seeds / 0.4 g
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