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Purslane Seeds - Green

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  • 350 Seeds
  • Maturity in 50 Days
  • Harvest in 50 Days
  • Non-GMO Purslane
  • Thrives in Hot Conditions
  • Potential Perennial in Warmer Climates
  • Succulent-like, Plump Leaves
  • Versatile Culinary Uses
  • Ground Cover Span: Up to 18 inches
  • Nutrient-dense Garden Addition

History: Purslane, a plant of ancient cultivation, has been grown and consumed across continents for its nutritional properties and versatility. In various cultures worldwide, it's cherished as a valuable addition to meals, yet, ironically, in the United States, it has been dismissed as a common weed for generations. This oversight often leads to this green treasure being uprooted and discarded, missing out on its significant dietary benefits. Historical records suggest that early civilizations, understanding its value, integrated Purslane into their daily diets, making it a staple in many traditional recipes.

Uses: Purslane's plump and fleshy leaves are not just visually appealing but are also a culinary delight. This garden gem can be added raw to salads, imparting a slightly tangy and peppery taste. It also cooks well, making it a versatile ingredient for stews, soups, or even stir-fry dishes. Apart from its taste, the true marvel of Purslane lies in its nutrient profile. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, it's indeed a powerhouse of nutrition. Additionally, its attractive appearance makes it an ideal garnish, ensuring both visual and nutritional enhancement to dishes.

Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Opt for a sunny spot in your garden to plant Purslane seeds, as this plant is a sun-lover. It's highly adaptable, thriving even in less than ideal soil conditions, and hot environments are its forte. If sowing directly outdoors, wait for any threat of frost to pass. Plant seeds close to the soil surface, about 1/4 inch deep, and water moderately. Purslane seeds typically germinate within a week, and before long, you'll notice the plants sprawling, acting as a ground cover. As it spans up to 18 inches when mature, space the plants adequately. The true beauty of Purslane is its low maintenance nature; it asks for little but gives a lot in return. Once it hits the 50-day mark, your garden will be adorned with a lush green carpet, ready to be harvested and savored.

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