A must-have for the herb garden is Winter Purslane, and it's so easy to grow from herb seeds!
Winter Purslane is a hardy, frost-tolerant herb plant. The leaves are succulent and have a fairly neutral, fresh taste. The flavor is best before the plant flowers, so cut the leaves when they are young if they are for salads.
The flowers will form on stems, and they are small, white, and in clusters. The Winter Purslane herb loves to be harvested! Cut the leaves and more will be produced. It is a prolific self-sower. Many herb gardeners prefer to grow it in a container to keep it from spreading too much.
Keep the container near the kitchen for easy access. Miner's Lettuce plants are great herbs to enjoy nearly year-round!
Season: Annual USDA Zones: 5 - 9 Height: 10 - 20 inches Bloom Season: Mid-spring to mid-summer Bloom Color: White Environment: Full sun to full shade Soil Type: Nutritionally poor, moist soil
Temperature: 55 - 60F Average Germ Time: 7 - 10 days Light Required: No Depth: Do not cover the seed but tightly press it into the soil Sowing Rate: 15 - 20 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination Plant Spacing: 9 - 12 inches