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Blood Sorrel [Rumex sanguineus]

Blood Sorrel [Rumex sanguineus]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the ground, e.g. with Hay or straw, which can reduce evaporation by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal moist microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of the plants, but also reduces water consumption enormously.

It is also recommended to always keep the beds moist , even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The drying out of the soil leads to a huge decline in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, which over time leads to an infertile soil . Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed remains longer when the entire bed is watered over a longer period of time than when it is only watered selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out more quickly than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

If the beds are not in use, we recommend sowing with green manure.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach it again and again.

The blood sorrel is a perennial ancient wild and medicinal plant from the Mediterranean climate. Today the special hardy plant can be found wild in Western and Central Europe in moist, warm deciduous forests with sour soil. This type of dock forms pointed-oval, smooth and green leaves, with blood-red veins. The taste is very pleasantly mild and, unlike sorrel, forms only minor tart leaves. Like many other types of dock, the blood pounder can be consumed raw and sprouts again every year from a long and deep root. Due to the many healthy ingredients, this type is suitable for covering the vitamin supply, for blood purification treatments and many other areas of application.

General information
Plant family: Polygonaceae
Life Cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 80 days
Plant height approx.: 25 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Medium Eaters
Water Requirements: Means
Winter hardiness: Up to-20 °C
Location: Semi-shaded
Floor: Permeable, moist, slightly acidic, humus

PH: 5 to 6

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Light germ
Seed Depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 12-18 °C
Germination time: 4-14 days
Planting, row spacing: 25x40 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Chives, Rosemary, Lavender, Fennel, Valerian
Unfavorable mixed culture: Tarragon

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from January to March.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly into the frost-free open air from March to April.

For a long harvest period, harvest only 1/4 of the leaves from the outside to the inside, taking care not to damage the heart to keep growth stable. We recommend no-till sown in rows for blood sampers.
The variety prefers a semi-shaded location with a moist, humus-rich and slightly acidic soil.

Additional tips
Due to the permanent soil moisture, the pond bank is ideally suited and is the first choice when looking for a location for the dock. Pot keeping is possible and prevents it from spreading. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds or by root division.

Care Plants
The bed in which the wild vegetables grow should never dry out completely, regular watering is necessary to keep the growth of the plants stable. We recommend cutting back three times a year for harvesting the leaves, leaving the inner leaves. To rejuvenate the perennial, it should be divided every four years in spring or autumn. Fertilization with plant manure promotes new shoots. A loosened and a prepared soil is sufficient.

Germination ability of seeds: 30 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Rumex sanguineus
English Names: Bloodsorrel, Blooddock
German names: Blutampfer
Portuguese names: Alazão de sangue
Spanish Names: Acedera de sangre
French names: Oseille de sang

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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