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Miner's Lettuce (200-600 seeds) (OG119) $2.50
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Miner's Lettuce

         
 
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(Claytonia perfoliata) This West Coast native appears abundantly there in the early spring. Succulent, mildtasting leaves are not unlike spinach in texture, and saved many Gold Rush miners from scurvy. Enjoy it in salads or lightly steamed. Also makes a charming ground cover in the spring garden. Also known as Winter Purslane.
 
Miner's Lettuce
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
PNW gal
Location:
Bellingham, WA, United States
Date:
May 15, 2017
          5.0
 
Astoundingly useful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Early, hard to kill, dies back

What are the cons? None

Review:

This variety is earlier than the one I find wild here, and I've found it's far more useful as the first salad green you'll have in the year. I recommend planting in fall, and just letting it seed an area. I've been looking into using it as a cover crop. The rosette plants crowd the soil, blocking out young weeds early season. However, the plants not only die back fairly early in the summer, but only have a delicate taproot, making them extremely easy to pull up. I toss my old plants into shady, wet areas and they have no issue setting seed there. They can be like a weed, but are too easy to remove and wilt too readily in summer to ever be a threat to anything but other weeds. Beds established with them rarely have anything else able to compete as early in the year, and they're typically spent and ready to be pulled by the time solanums and curcubits go in.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bill
Location:
Woodville, TX, United States
Date:
May 5, 2016
          5.0
 
Hardy green
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Tough and delicious

What are the cons? None

Review:

I planted a row of this and the chickens got in the garden and scratched the row up. However, the seeds are so small that the chickens didn't see them and it still came up in the area where the row was. It endured both heat and cold, and matured very fast. I was surprised to find that it actually tastes exactly like real lettuce.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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37 out of 39 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
newbie
Location:
wethersfield, CT
Date:
June 11, 2013
          4.0
 
miners lettuce
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? lovely shape

What are the cons? not much flavor

Review:

this is a gorgeous lettuce and grew beautifully in a container. not much flavor, as with many other lettuces, but the shape makes it a good candidate for a light and delicate salad. also beautiful in salads when it goes to flower.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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36 out of 38 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Quail
Date:
December 21, 2012
          5.0
 
Delicious
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

Slow to start with very tiny seeds. Delicious, crisp rosettes once they get going in the spring. Likes cool weather and shade so we grew it over the winter in zone 9.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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79 out of 80 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
California Transplant
Date:
February 20, 2012
          5.0
 
Yum!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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What are the cons?

Review:

Didn't know you could actually plant your own Miner's Lettuce. We ate this as kids when we'd play in the fields in summer in Northern California. It grows well in semi-shaded areas, near water. We usually would find it in the dappled sunlit areas along the creek or in more boggy areas, or in the outer edges of where Oak trees grew. It's tasty, fresh, not crunchy and wilts easily. We'd try to bring some home, but after 1/2 hour of walking home, it was always rather pathetic looking. We'd just eat it as we explored, along with other wild herbs. If you grow this, enjoy! It will like more water than less, and a little shade doesn't hurt it. Better drained soil works best, but we found it wild even in the more boggy areas, but not IN bogs or mud.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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