Herbs > Purslane Herb

Information on, uses of and how to grow purslane:

Portulaca cleracea.


Growing pattern
Half hardy annual.

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How to grow
Broadcast the seeds thinly in mid April through to August or when all danger of frost is over. Rake the seeds in lightly and keep well watered. Thin the seedlings to 10cm apart and when they reach 5-7cm in height cut them back close to the ground. The seeds germinate very quickly.

Soil condition/position
Purslane can be grown in a container. It likes a sunny position in sandy soil.