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Posted on 13 December 2011 by

How to Grow a Unique Salad Green-Purslane

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

The other day I was watching a cooking show and saw a chef creating a salad made from purslane.

How funny this seemed to me that people were watching a chef create a salad from a plant that is viewed as a weed or at least viewed as a weed in North America.

Purslane in other areas of the world, such as the Mediterranean, central Europe and Asian countries, is welcomed to the dinner table as a potherb without much fanfare.

But recently, it has resurfaced as a “power food of the future” since it was found to contain omegas and other nutrients.

Purslane is a trailing, annual herb, which grows from both seeds and starts. This plant will grow practically anywhere and will root anywhere the stem touches the soil.

The planting process starts in April to August, depending on Read the rest of this entry »

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