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Questions About Sorrel Plants

Asked by
Kathryn on
September 2, 2012

Q. planting sorrel

I have Sorrel seedlings now (September). Can I grow on in pots then plant out in the spring. I do not have a heated greenhouse just normal one. I live in East Anglia, which is mild in winter usually.

Answered by
Nikki on
September 2, 2012
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If you can keep the plants warm during cold conditions, then they should be ok. Here is growing information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/sorrel/sorrel-herb.htm

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Asked by
Ct.Mike on
January 10, 2014

Q. how many sorrel seeds do I plant in each bunch in my garden?

How many 6″-8″ pots can I plant with each 100 seed count package?

Answered by
Heather on
January 10, 2014
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I would recommend planting 2-4 seeds per pot and after they sprout, thinning them to 1-2 plants per pot.

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Asked by
larrygladden0505 on
April 12, 2015
Ooltewah, TN

Q. Sheep Sorrel

What chemical will kill sheep sorrel in my lawn?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 12, 2015
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I have listed 2 links to help you select the proper use of herbicides to rid the sheep sorrel.
Make sure you make the correct identification before applying the chemicals to your lawn.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/controlling-sorrel-weeds.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/controlling-sorrel-weeds.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 28, 2015

Q. Wood Sorrel

Is there any reason I can’t use the wood sorrel (five-petal yellow flowers) as a ground cover in my garden? If I simply leave it alone in the garden, will I regret it?

Answered by
shelley on
May 29, 2015
Certified Expert
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I think you might regret it. Oxalis corniculata L. is not a plant you can simply leave alone in the garden because it is very invasive and difficult to remove once it takes hold. You won't be able to contain it just to the borders of your garden. For more information, please visit the following link:

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7444.html

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 4, 2015

Q. Candycane Sorrel growth time

How long does it take a Candycane sorrel bulb to grow? I would like to plant in containers for Christmas.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 6, 2015
Certified Expert
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Candycane Sorrel is a bulb that would be difficult to time or force for Christmas plants.

Here is a link with growing information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/candy-cane-oxalis/growing-candy-cane-oxalis.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 9, 2016

Q. identification of plant in our garden

I wonder if you can let me know what the plant in the attached photograph is, as I have no idea whether it’s a weed or garden plant. It seems to really like our garden and grows profusely every summer and looks very pretty.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 10, 2016
Certified Expert
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I do believe that is Cape Sorrel.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 10, 2016

Q. Type of Plant

I was wondering if you could tell which plant/flower is in the attached picture? This is in my front yard and I would like to get a second one that matches it.

Thanks!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 11, 2016
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