Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) a humble groundcover that is full of goodness


At this time of year, Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is growing just about everywhere, with no input from us. It’s highly nutritious and has a very high level of Omega- 3 fatty acids. Purslane has been used as a salad vegetable around the world and does well as a green veggie in other dishes.

I cheat a bit when I grow Purslane. Even though one plant can produce around 250, 000 seeds (you can eat them too!), it’s much easier to find a wild one, dig it up and transplant it into your garden. A little water for a day or so and away you go!

Nutritious, tasty (?) and free, demanding no attention and giving so much. What more can we ask?