potted Purslane

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potted Purslane

river rat
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Joined: 25 Nov 2015, 15:24

29 Aug 2017, 12:33 #1

found a small twig of this growing in a crack between the bricks in the middle of our street this past spring/summer. transplanted it and now its been a hanging munchy ever since.Image
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DuxDawg
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Joined: 01 Dec 2013, 21:12

04 Sep 2017, 01:56 #2

I too have potted purslane. Quite enjoyable to eat. 
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Quest for fire
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Joined: 22 Mar 2007, 06:19

06 Sep 2017, 20:22 #3

I wonder what Purslane tastes like.

Due to an incredibly wet Summer with very litte sunshine my friend's tomatos were a no show. Maybe next year he will go for semi-shade loving herbs and greens.
Any ideas on what to plant?

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river rat
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07 Sep 2017, 09:28 #4

some things that could of been done about them tomatoes....soon as it flowered. take a q tip. touch the middle of each flower carefully. soon as it flowered, add some epsom salt to the soil the plants are growing in. dig water run offs/ditches around the plants. this way the water runs away from the plants. itll hold in the run offs and the tomatoes will throw out roots to gain enough water. greens are a good idea but too much water is never good. id try raised beds simply because you can control how much water gets in them.
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Quest for fire
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07 Sep 2017, 12:37 #5

I will mention the q-tip trick to my buddy.

I looked up Purslane on the Net and
it mentioned finding it exactly where you found it.
In a crack on a cement sidewalk.
I guess Purslane must be a tough little plant able to survive in
the tiniest fissures Nature makes in fertile defiance of the concrete jungle. 😉

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river rat
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07 Sep 2017, 21:06 #6

yep
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DuxDawg
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08 Sep 2017, 01:16 #7

Purslane loves the heat. It only comes out when it gets in the 80s around here. So plant your purslane in the warmest spots you have. I put my planters along the south side of the house in full sun. 

Cheers! 
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river rat
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11 Sep 2017, 17:00 #8

been munching on it alot. hoping theres some left to bring inside this fall .lol
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DuxDawg
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12 Sep 2017, 22:02 #9

Now there's a thought! Purslane all year long.  :D 
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boletus
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Joined: 22 Jul 2016, 18:15

14 Sep 2017, 15:35 #10

We get a lot of that around here in the summertime... Supposedly it has omega fatty acids just like fish if I remember correctly. Tasty stuff, kinda reminds me of raw nopales.

Looks like you got started with the Christmas spirit early this year.. :D. Ambitious. Hehehe
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