Purslane
Days To Maturity : 50
Germination Days : 7-14
Planting Depth : 1/8
Seed Code : O
Seeds Per Packet : 200
Spacing : 12
When To Plant : Summer
When To Plant : Spring
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Purslane Greens, Organic VGR-3730

PKT

200
Seeds

Does well in any garden soil,

and loves hot weather.

Fleshy, crunchy leaves have a fresh, very slightly lemony flavor, great in summer salads.

Popular in many countries as a cooking green, braised, steamed, or in soups.
One of the few leafy greens with omega-3's. Concentrates minerals. Ayurvedic healing herb. BOTANICAL NAME: Portulacea oleracea

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS:

Plant seeds in flats, or sow directly into the garden. Water frequently for best results. Leaves and stems may begin to be cut about 8 weeks after sowing. Plant can produce several cuttings. Loves heat and moisture; this is often grown in high summer to substitute for greens like spinach. The leaves are eaten raw in salads, where they add a lemony crunch, or cooked. Much used in soups, where it adds a thicker consistency. GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Annual/ W, H/Spacing 12" ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Easy to grow, Fodder Crop

Customer Reviews

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Purslane tastes great for humans!
on 07/20/15 by Kamariea in NY

A word of caution: it grows as a weed. You might have this growing in your yard or garden and not even know it. I harvested purslane recently, and plucked the leaves from the stems. Threw them into a fresh salad; It adds a nice little texture and slight crunch Its a succulent. I own a farm and have a CSA share and gave this out to my people. Pretty much everyone loved it. Its super rich in Omega 3s and also has anti-depressant properties. Great for Vegetarians too.

very very easy to grow
on 05/05/13 by Janie McCann in TX

This plant grows wild in my yard. It is really easy to grow. It is supposed to be really good for you too.