Aromatic plants

Shamrock

How much to water

The sorrel loves water, so this plant must never miss abundant irrigations, especially in the period before flowering. While in summer, watering can be reduced as she rests in this season. It will be in September that it will begin to recover. Shamrock resembles clover, although it is more elegant and attractive, in fact it has small, pretty white flowers that some varieties make bloom in spring. This plant is ideal for borders and flower beds, both in the garden and in the vegetable garden, but also in pots it is extremely decorative for balconies and terraces. If you wanted to decrease your thirst on hot and sultry summer days, a thin stalk of sorrel could remove the heat immediately, even if it has a sour and pleasant taste almost similar to lemon. In a nutshell, Sorrel is an exceptional refreshing, also to be used to flavor dishes in the kitchen.

How to cultivate


To cultivate the sorrel, sowing is usually used, which is carried out using furrows and then covering with a light layer of earth. Planting and sowing take place in spring, but to multiply the plant it is good to use the method by division of the clumps or by seed. In the first case it is good to intervene in September or in spring. The simplest multiplication is precisely that by division of the tufts, which take root in a short time and present a vigorous development. However, when the seedlings come out it will be necessary to thin them out a little and then plant them not too close to each other, keeping the right distance. In case of wind or rain, the plant bends as if to protect itself from the sun that is too strong and perhaps it will be for this reason that the sorrel means protection or maternal love.

How to fertilize


The collection of the sorrel is carried out in summer by collecting the leaves with the stem and roots. This beautiful aromatic plant is used fresh, as it loses its most important characteristics during drying. But the best soil for the plant is the light one, although it adapts well to other soils such as those with little calcium. Fertilization must be done at the end of winter with a mature organic fertilizer or using humus. In Italy, Acetosella is widespread in the north, in the hills and in the mountains, even up to 2,000 meters. The plant has a rhizome from which the leaves and flowers extend, while the stems and leaves are covered with a light down. Shamrock is known for its purifying and soothing, but also refreshing properties. Then,

Sorrel: Exposure, Diseases, and Pests


The sorrel is not preserved, but is eaten fresh; in fact, over time, it loses its properties and qualities. The exposure of the plant must be shaded, that is, in the shade and with a few hours of direct sun a day, perhaps in the coolest moments. It can be found in meadows and woods that offer fertile soil enriched with humus. It is an unpretentious plant that tolerates the cold well, even if in winter the part of the flowers and leaves dries up. It will return to its vegetative splendor and then bloom again in spring. Shamrock is not often attacked by diseases, but rains and excursions between the maximum and minimum temperatures of the day and night can cause the onset of fungi. Furthermore,

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