Organic Golden Purslane

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50 days to harvest | Portulacaceae

 

We have always been fond of eating our weeds, but friends this is not your average weed: succulent and lemony with the most Omega-3’s of any vegetable, purslane was a favorite green of both Gandhi and Thoreau. Organic Golden Purslane grows 18 inches upright while its ancestral garden weed crawls prostrate along the ground, making abundant harvests easier to clean. In the kitchen we mostly enjoy the leaves in salads but once the plant begins to flower we harvest the entire stalk and blanch the leaves for a pasta alternative that perfectly coincides with the first tomato harvest.

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Organic Golden Purslane

50 days to harvest | Portulacaceae

We have always been fond of eating our weeds, but friends this is not your average weed: succulent and lemony with the most Omega-3’s of any vegetable, purslane was a favorite green of both Gandhi and Thoreau. Organic Golden Purslane grows 18 inches upright while its ancestral garden weed crawls prostrate along the ground, making abundant harvests easier to clean. In the kitchen we mostly enjoy the leaves in salads but once the plant begins to flower we harvest the entire stalk and blanch the leaves for a pasta alternative that perfectly coincides with the first tomato harvest.

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Organic Golden Purslane

Direct Sow: After last frost, sow 1″ apart, 1/8″ deep. Thin to 6-8″ apart and enjoy the thinnings! Harvest any time within 4″ of the base. Flavor best before flower.
Transplant: 3 weeks before last frost, sow 2 seeds per cell indoors and thin to 1. Transplant after last frost with spacings above, taking care to not damage roots.

Sowing Date: After frost, late May to early June
Seed Depth: 1/8 inch
Days to Germination: 4-7
Days to Maturity: 50
Plant spacing after thinning: 8 inches
Harvest: In order to preserve purslane’s juiciness, harvest in the morning or evening. Collect the most tender tips and side shoots while keeping them whole.

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