Purslane - Tall Green

Purslane - Tall Green

Certified Organic by Pro-Cert

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A nutritional powerhouse with more Omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy vegetable and more vitamin C than spinach. Upright plants reach 50cm and will regrow if cut leaving two leaves at the base. Large, succulent leaves have a tart, somewhat lemony flavor and add crunch to salads, sandwiches and tacos. Thrives in the heat of summer. Feed it to chickens for high omega-3 eggs.

Portulaca oleracea sativa

Days to Maturity - 50-60 days

Direct seed after last frost when soil has warmed to the touch. Sow seed  1/2cm deep and 1.5cm apart. Need light to germinate so don’t bury deeply. Thin seedlings to stand 10-12cm apart. Can also be started indoors. Sow 3-4 seeds per container and  cover very lightly with soil. Thin to one or two seedlings. Transplant outdoors when there is no danger of frost. Likes sun and well-drained soil.