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Portulaca oleracea - Little Hogweed,
Pigweed, Pussley, akulikuli-kula, Common
Purslane, Duckweed, Wild
Commonly known as a nuisance weed, purslane makes its home over most of the globe, growing in sunny areas. It has been used for hundreds of years as both a vegetable and a medicinal plant. Purslane contains high quantities of Omega-3 fatty acids and protein as well as flavanoids.
The plant is easily grown in any ordinary soil in a sunny
location. Seeds should be direct sown in spring when
of frost has passed. Sow in rows 10-12 inches apart and cover
lightly. Once the seedlings appear, cultivate to keep
(in your weeds). Little else is necessary.
Harvest the leaves and use them as salad greens when the
reach about 3 inches in height.
Medicinally, the leaves have been used to treat for
parasites, Eczema, and for inflammations.
Golden (50 days) This refined version of wild purslane has larger leaves and is not invasive. Will grow back after repeated pickings.
|#592 Packet $3.50 Approximately 100 seeds||
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