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Purslane - Green (300 seeds) (HB151) $2.00$1.00
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Purslane - Green

         
 
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(Portulaca oleracea) Low, crawling plant produces tender stems and juicy leaves that are excellent added to salads. A popular green in Mexico and was favored by my Hispanic Grandmother. Becuase of its reputed medicinal effects, also used in herbal healing.

 
Purslane - Green
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 14
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Darcie
Location:
Holland, MI, United States
Date:
June 27, 2015
          4.0
 
Cultivation Info
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Helps other plants grow

What are the cons? looks like a weed

Review:

This plant will take over, but that is actually a good thing. It is a live mulch and for some reason (science has yet to investigate) improves the growth of most other plants rather than hindering it. Use as a live mulch and pluck up areas to plant with other plants. I've never had it try to choke out it's neighbors, and it's shallow roots make it easy to manage. It is sort of a miracle plant. It shares diseases with cole crops, so keep that in mind when companion planting or rotating. Seeds are small but germinate well in 1-3 weeks, put out first thing in the spring, or the fall before, water is required for germination and growth, but the plant will tolerate extended droughts. Sprinkle seed directly on the soil, do not bury. Grows quickly under ideal conditions and is full of healthy oils. Pick stems frequently for bushy plants and continued growth (growth will stop without picking, so pick even damaged leaves that you don't want to eat). Makes cute little yellow flower

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Darcie
Location:
Holland, MI, United States
Date:
June 27, 2015
          4.0
 
Details on this seed line
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? fast grower, white rust res.

What are the cons? bland flavor

Review:

This line tastes slightly acidic, but otherwise just green and fresh, a bit like watercress, this differs from the wild type I breed and select myself that has no acidity and tastes like a cross between spinach and green beans. Both are Portulaca oleracea, and I'm hoping to cross them this fall. The variation in flavor suggests you can select for several different flavor elements, so trying out seeds from multiple sources to find the ones you like best might be a good idea, especially since there are also other species and it is grown world wide. This one grows leaves up to 3cm long (similar to the largest of the wilds) and holds them up off the ground up to about 12cm tall even without shading(wild type will only grow up if shaded). It appears to be somewhat resistant to white rust as my wild type plants have been infected while these have not. Germination was faster than wild type by about 3 weeks(requires less heat?) and the plants grow about twice as fast as wild type.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Goji
Location:
Brooklyn, NY, United States
Date:
June 2, 2015
          5.0
 
Wii takes over
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? plant in containers

What are the cons? plant in containers

Review:

ofcourse 'it' takes over, if u plant in your garden.. Its a super powered plant/seed. Millions of years in highly contested evolution. Plant in containers and at time,keep an eye for flying genetics...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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31 out of 34 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sue
Location:
Bethany, IL
Date:
August 18, 2014
          3.0
 
overwhelmed
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Tastes great

What are the cons? WILL take over

Review:

Purslane is great to eat and all the livestock love it as well. It is not worth getting it started in your garden though. It will absolutely take over in a short time, especially if you till your garden. After a rain or two you will have a lush carpet of this plant. It loves disturbed ground and just goes crazy. Plant at your own risk.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
shv
Location:
ROGERS, AR
Date:
July 18, 2014
          5.0
 
Tasty greens
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Great germination

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is a very delicious edible green and nutritious too. I cooked mine with lentils and it was super yummy. Great germination rate and left a few plants to seed and it has fared well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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