Let’s Talk About Sorrel
Sorrel is a leafy green that packs a tangy punch and adds some serious flavor to any dish. It’s not exactly mainstream, but it’s definitely worth trying out if you’re looking for new ingredients to experiment with in the kitchen.
So, How Long Does it Take to Grow?
Well, like most plants, the answer isn’t quite so straightforward. The time it takes for sorrel to grow depends on a few factors, including the climate you’re growing it in and how you’ve decided to plant it.
If you’re starting from seeds, expect growth to take anywhere from 10-14 days before they sprout above ground. From there, plan on waiting six weeks or so until your sorrel has reached full size and can be harvested.
However! If you want your sorrel sooner rather than later (who can blame ya?), consider planting seedlings instead of seeds. This will shave off some of that grow time as each seedling already has roots established.
But Wait…There’s More!
One thing to keep in mind when growing sorrel is that its leaves fall off relatively quickly after being harvested – think within two days or so. To combat this potential waste of precious produce (!), try harvesting only what you need at one time and storing any extra leaves in an air-tight container in the fridge.
Finally, don’t forget about pruning! Pruning back your sorrel plants regularly can encourage new growth while keeping them bushier rather than leggy and thin.
So there ya have it folks: some basic tips on growing this zesty herb-like greenery. Happy cultivating!