35 days. Low, crawling plant produces tender stems and juicy leaves that are excellent added to salads. Purslane is a powerhouse of plant nutrition, and considered one of the richest sources of omega 3 fatty acids in the plant world. This juicy and totally delectable succulent type plant adds dimension to dishes with its pleasing salty, slightly sour flavor. Appreciated as a potherb in Europe since antiquity, somehow purslane does not enjoy the same fanfare in America, which is a shame as the leaves are known to contain more vitamin A than almost any plant and the culinary potential is boundless! A popular green in Mexico that was favored by Jere’s Hispanic grandmother. Also used in herbal healing plans.
- 6-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 14-21 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 70-85 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: Surface Sow
- Plant Spacing: 9-12"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Portulaca oleracea
Growing Tips: Tender perennial that self-sows easily. Surface-sow, gently pressing into soil as light aids germination. Harvest before blooming to limit plants' spread.