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Purslane leaves and stems are great raw in salads. You can steam them or add them to soups, stews, and other vegetable dishes.Purslane is high in Omega-3 fatty acids and contains vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and iron. All in all, edible purslane is a very healthy plant to add to your diet.?The tiny black purslane herb seeds are hardly larger than grains of salt.
All purslane needs to grow is part to full sun and clear ground. The plants aren?t picky about soil type or nutrition, but purslane does tend to grow better in drier soil. If you decide to plant purslane seeds, simply scatter the seeds over the area where you plan on growing the purslane. Don?t cover the seeds with soil. Purslane seeds need light to germinate so they must stay on the surface of the soil.
The care of purslane is very simple after it starts growing. You don?t need to do anything. The same traits that make it a weed also makes it an easy to care for herb. Make sure to harvest it regularly and be aware that it can become invasive. Harvesting before it develops flowers will help cut down on its spread. Also, keep in mind that purslane herb is an annual plant.
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