Perfect winter greens. These compact plants can handle severe frost. Tastier than other purslanes and super easy to grow.
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Sowing time: March-October Height: 15-25 cm Weight: 0.2 grams
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Our Winter Purslane is compact, tasty, and can tolerate severe frost. More delicious than your average purslane and very easy to grow. The whole plant is edible, packed with vitamins and minerals (even omega 3!).
- Species name: Common purslane
- Family: Leaf
- Plants per square patch: 9
- Height: 10 to 20 cm
- Sowing time: March-October
- Sowing depth: 0.5 - 1 cm
- Time to harvest: 4 - 8 weeks
- Germination time: 15 - 20°C in 5 - 10 days
- Sunlight: In summer in the shade, the rest of the year in the sun
Want to buy Winter Purslane seeds? We sell seed bags separately, or, you can get them as part of a seed pack:
What's so special about our Purslane?
Winter Purslane is harvestable all year round. Even in harsh winters, you can count on Winter Purslane. These funny, fleshy plants are tasty and super healthy.
The whole plant is edible, packed with vitamins and minerals. It’s one of the few plants that contains omega 3.
Sowing and growing
Poke 9 holes in each square plot and scatter a few of the tiny seeds in each hole.
Winter Purslane plants start out small and don’t need to be thinned out. They grow better in cool weather than hot summers. So give them some shade in the summer months and keep the mix nice and moist.
Other than that, growing is almost too easy. Even snails leave these plants alone. But beware: if it goes to seed, Winter Purslane can spread quickly and take over. So, harvest the plants before they flower and form seeds.
Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are in the Planty Gardening app.
How do you use it?
Use the young leaves in salads. Older leaves, the stems and flowers are delicious in green smoothies and stir-fries. Or toss them in with your mashed potatoes: yum!