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Information on, uses of and how to grow purslane:
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.
Purslane can be grown in a container. It likes a
sunny position in sandy soil.
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Iam from South India. I have eaten this purslane leaf at my inlaws place. Its very very delicious when cooked with tomatos like curry. It goes very well with rice. The recipe is: small onion chopped into small pieces, two medium tomatos, one green chilli, enough salt( very little salt is required), and red chilli powder . Heat 2 tablespoon oil and put some cumin and mustard seeds. U can add little bit garlic too. Put onions and let it cook very well or golden brown. Then add tomatos, salt and cook them very well. Add little bit red chilli powder. Turn off the stove and add corriander( little bit). Thats it!
It goes very well with rice. I found purslane in my backyard. I couldnot believe it because its growing like a weed with lawn grass. I sneeked out and make sure nobody is watching me and picked some purslane. I cooked it to make sure the purslane is same as i tasted it in India. And it is! I collected some seed pods from it. I have to check if i can grow them. Enjoy it.
consider planting purslane as a salad green It is rich in omega3 and other good stuff