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  • Sorrel

    Family - buckwheat. In natural conditions, it is distributed on all continents of the globe. Sorrel is a perennial herbaceous plant. Its leaves contain oxalic, citric and malic acid, vitamin C, carotene.

    In the room, it is not difficult to grow sorrel, the following varieties grow most well: Maykop, Altai, Odessa broadleaf.

    ♦ Accommodation. Sorrel freely tolerates a slight shading, so it can be grown on the north and north-west windows. For normal growth and development, the room temperature can be from +5 to +20 ° C.

    ♦ Planting and care. The best soils for sowing sorrel are the humus loam rich in humus. A universal weakly acidic soil "Begonia" can be used. Sow the seeds of sorrel in grooves to a depth of 0.8 - 1 cm. The distance between the rows should be made at least 6-7 cm. The grooves are covered with finely sieved humus. Seeding of sorrel seeds can be carried out throughout the year at intervals of 30 to 45 days.

    Care of sorrel simple. After the emergence of seedlings, to decay, leaving the plants from each other at a distance of 3 -5 cm. Regularly watering, it is necessary to ensure that the substrate in the box is always wet. Feeding is carried out 2-3 times a month with concentrated fertilizer "Rainbow" or universal granular fertilizer "Flower".

    It is best to use the plant for 2-3 years, in the future there is an accumulation of excess oxalic acid in the leaves.

    For rooting out sorrel in winter, you can use rhizomes that are sold in markets or grown on garden plots. They excrete sorrel, like many other vegetable crops, in boxes at a temperature of +18 - +20 ° C.

    ♦ Pests and diseases - oxalic leafgrass, sawfly, rhubarb weevil

    Disease powdery mildew, powdery mildew and rust may cause significant damage from diseases, including in the indoor environment.

    ♦ Reproduction - by seeds and rhizomes harvested and planted in autumn( September) in boxes or pots.

    Application

    Shchi green

    Sorrel 150 g, potatoes 75 g, fresh cucumbers 50 g, onion green 40 g, 1 egg, sour cream 40 g, salt, dill.

    Sorrel through the meat grinder, pour 1 liter of boiled water, potatoes, boil the egg and cut into cubes, cucumber, finely chop the onions. Mix everything, season with sour cream, salt, dill.

    In the 15th century in France, sorrel was used not only for food, but also as a remedy for a number of diseases. Sorrel is the most important antiscorbutic agent. In folk medicine, sorrel juice is used as a choleretic and diuretic remedy. Decoction of the roots improves metabolism and has a slight laxative effect.