Green Purslane - 2000 seeds (Portulaca oleracea sativa)

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Purslane (Portulaca Oleracea Sativa) - Start Purslane seeds for this highly nutritious, easy-to-grow annual herb. Green Purslane plants have been grown in herb gardens for hundreds of years and are native to Europe. The Green Purslane herb is upright with juicy, succulent oval leaves with a mild sweet-sour flavor. The leaves and stems are a great addition to salads. Green Purslane herb can also be steamed or added to soups, stews, and it is a great addition in stir-frys. It makes an attractive garnish too.

Purslane can often be found growing in lawns or meadows. It will easily re-grow after being cut, and it spreads quickly after taking root. Purslane is considered to be a medicinal herb and is a rich source of Vitamin C. In addition, it contains alpha-linolenic acid which is an Omega-3 fatty acid. It is so simple to grow and it offers such wonderful nutritive value.


Season: Annual

Sow: February - June

Height: 6 - 12 inches (20 - 30 cm )

Bloom Season: Late spring to early autumn

Bloom Color: Yellow

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Thrives in all soil types

Germ temperature: 21 - 29C (70 - 85F)

Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Press gently into the soil but do not cover

Moisture: Keeps seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 9 - 12 inches (25 cm)

Start the Green Purslane seeds indoors 4 weeks before the end of frost season, or start the herb seeds directly in your garden after the danger of frost has passed. The herb seeds are very small, so gently press them into the soil but do not cover them. Keep the seeds moist until germination.

Purslane plants will thrive in just about any soil. The herb prefers a sunny location. For the best flavor, harvest the leaves often and when they are young and tender.

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Up to 30cm (11.8in)
Ideal for
Bee & Butterfly garden
Pots & containers
Full sun
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