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Canada Goose online Another common sorrel is an unusual patented variety that mutated naturally in France to produce plants that never run to seed, always have fresh, ready to pick leaves, and have no known natural canada goose outlet near me enemies aside from deer, rabbits, chickens and goats. The leaves are round, dark green and more succulent than most other common sorrels. It can be eaten raw in salads or cooked like other greens. This gourmet sorrel was introduced commercially in 1993 by Richter and is still available from them. sorrel can be increased only by division or cuttings. It makes a great ornamental border plant because it grows in compact mounds of 8 to 10 inches. Canada Goose online

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canada goose This attractive sorrel native to Europe grows close to the ground, almost like a vine, hardly more than 6 inches tall. It is this species that is used to make classic French sorrel soup. It also was used extensively in medieval cookery both in sauces and as a garnish for elaborate court dishes. Its flavor is mild, more like green grapes than common sorrel. The leaves are shaped like small shields, and it a delightful plant for the herb canada goose outlet garden. canada goose

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Blood sorrel is a wild sorrel found in many parts of Eurasia. It is valued for its pointed and bright lime green leaves with dark red veins, and now is used extensively in canada goose outlet winnipeg address Europe as canada goose outlet real an accent plant in ornamental landscaping.

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Indian Sorrel, or Bladder Dock (Rumex vesicarius)

buy canada goose jacket As its common name implies, this sorrel comes from the Indian subcontinent. The leaves are somewhat round, mildly sour and succulent. Indian sorrel is great in mixed salads. dock refers to the seed pods, which are like small bladders that can be popped when squeezed between the fingers. This low canada goose outlet london growing sorrel (about 8 inches tall) fits well into small gardens as a border plant. It goes to seed during hot weather, but successive canada goose outlet seattle plantings can keep it in constant production from April through October. This annual plant can only be grown from seed. buy canada goose jacket

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canada goose coats Plant seedlings 8 to 10 inches apart in semi shade, or in parts of the garden that do not get full sun during the hottest part of the day. Once established, your sorrels canada goose jacket outlet store will continue for many years. If you like to replant them in different areas, you can lift and divide them every five years or so, transplanting them to new ground. canada goose coats

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