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sorrel in the shade

 
Rick Freeman
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Location: NW Montana, Hardiness Zone 4b
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Has anyone had problems growing sorrel in the shade or partial shade?
 
Leonard Barrett
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Location: Portland, OR
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Latin would help here, are we talking Oxalis or Rumex?

Assuming we're talking Rumex acetosa (Garden Sorrel), in which case part shade can work fine, but not full shade, in my experience. I don't have as much experience with Rumex scatatus (French Sorrel), but I'd imagine it's similar.
 
Matt Smith
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Location: Central Ohio, Zone 6A - High water table, heavy clay.
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Have seen garden sorrel going right to town in part-day shade.
 
Rick Freeman
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Thanks Matt and Leonard. I want to try both.
 
Matt Smith
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My lady makes a Cream of Sorrel soup that is absolutely one of the finest soups I've ever had. So tangy and delicious. I'm growing it myself just for that soup.
 
Rick Freeman
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Huh. Really? Chicken stock base with a roux?
 
Matt Smith
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How lousy of me to brag and then not post it... I'll get it from her and link it up here.
 
I agree. Here's the link: https://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
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