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Purslane Seed

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Portulaca oleracea

  • Half-hardy annual.
  • Easy to direct sow.
  • Lovely in salads.
  • Green leaves

Supplied as a packet of approximately 200 seeds.

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Sometimes known as 'Summer Purslane' with green leaves. Particularly good for eating raw in salads or cooked like spinach.

It has been cultivated in India for hundreds of years! It was once thought to offer protection against evil spirits.

  • Half-hardy annual.
  • Can reaches 18" (45 cm) high.
  • Likes a sunny, sheltered position.
  • Prefers well drained, rich soil.
  • Fleshy green, spoon-shaped leaves.
  • Thick stems.
  • Has small yellow flowers.
  • For a constant supply, sow continuously each month from spring until midsummer.
  • Sow in rows 12" (30 cm) apart and thin seedlings to 4-6" (10-15 cm) apart.
  • Water well.
  • Harvest 6-8 weeks later.
  • Can be grown in pots.
  • Culinary Uses.
  • You can pickle the leaves in vinegar.
  • Excellent in hot or cold salads.
  • Used in oriental cooking.
  • Medicinal Uses.
  • Rich in vitamin C.
  • Has diurectic properties.

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Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265