Hairy Pot Sorrel Green

Sorrel Green



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A perennial herb with a sharp, lemony taste, the baby leaves of Sorrel should be used sparingly in a salad, but they also work well with fish or in soups and can be cooked like spinach. Harvest in the ‘cut and come again’ manner. The plant looks similar to a dock (a close relative) and bears a tall flower spike. 

Grown in peat free compost in a biodegradable pot made from waste coir and natural latex. Remove plant from pot or cut/tear away some of the coir if the plant is well rooted and hard to remove.

  • Flowers: June - July
  • Moist, well-drained soil
  • South, West or East aspect
  • Full sun or partial sunlight
  • Pop the discarded coir pot in the green bin, leave out for birds to use for nesting, use as mulch or add to compost heap
  • Pinch out flower stems to keep producing new leaves, and to prevent self seeding
  • Young tender leaves will have the strongest citrus tang
  • Coir pots are supplied by one specific village producer in Sri Lanka. They have built a school, old people's home and extension to the local medical centre over the years from the proceeds of coir pot production