- A succulent creeper with small, fleshy leaves
- Refreshing gel-filled leaves taste of mangetout and Bramley apples
- Popular in Tudor England, still eaten throughout the Mediterranean
- Very easy to grow
- The acid level of Purslane fluctuates wildly over the course of a day, making them up to 10 times sourer when picked first thing in the morning than late in the afternoon. So choose when you pick these according to how much tang you fancy!
- Plant in spring or autumn for both summer and winter harvests!
- Best time to plant
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Excellent pest and disease resistance
There are no significant pests or diseases. Some slug protection may be needed when the plants are very young.MORE
Purslane is very drought tolerant once established, and will thrive without regular watering.MORE
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Purslane would benefit from a sunny position where it will receive around 4-6 hours of sunlight per day, but it will do perfectly well in shadier conditions.MORE
Any well drained soil
Purslane is a hardy plant and will grow vigorously in any soil conditions. If your soil is very heavy clay, add some grit or perlite for drainage.MORE
Feeding not required
No feeding needed.MORE
Pruning not required
No pruning needed.MORE