Summer Purslane – (Organic)

£1.65

A healthy salad plant with thick, succulent and oval leaves best grown over the summer months. This is a great salad vegetable undergoing a revival in popularity. It has crisp, fleshy leaves and a refreshing mild and sweet flavour.

This inconspicuous plant is often thought of as a weed but should actually be considered a superfood providing a good source of iron and vitamin A, B, C, and E. It is one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acids.

It makes a tasty addition in a salad for its unusually pleasant texture and can also be cooked like spinach.
(Approximate seed count – 1100)

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When to sow: March – August

Spacing: 10 x 20 cm

Summer Purslane tips: Purslane is easy to grow and germinates when soil temperatures are between around 18°C. Sow indoors from March until June or outdoors when all danger of frost is over, from late May to August.
Sow the seeds in modules to transplant or broadcast onto the moist soil and rake in gently. They need light to germinate, keep well watered. The seeds usually germinate in up to 10 days. Thin the seedlings to final spacing after plants have emerged. Avoid overwatering!