Growing Golden Purslane Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Portulaca Sativa
- Other Names: Verdolaga, Pigweed, Pursley
- Days to Maturity: 35-50 days - ANNUAL – USDA Hardiness Zone
- Planting Depth: 2” deep
- Plant Spacing: 4” - 6” apart
- Growth Habit: Up to 18” tall
- Soil Preference: Warm, well-drained, consistent moisture
- Temp Preference: Warmer - Not Intended To Overwinter
- Light Preference: Full Sun
- Pests/diseases: Few pests
- Color: Appealing green
- Flavor: Pleasantly tart, appetizing taste
Watering regularly is advisable; although Purslane Golden is resistant to drought. It successfully strives in most types of soil, and grows rapidly. Enjoy starting these seeds indoor s in pots before taking them into the garden. Harvest leaves often while still young and tender to appreciate its optimum flavor and nutrition.
Additional Facts and Information
USDA National Nutrient Data Base source confirms the presence of the following nutrients: Vitamins A, B-complex, Vitamin C, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, selenium, zinc, copper, iron, riboflavin, dietary fibers, and proteins. Purslane Golden seeds can be sprinkled and gently pushed into the soil, so they can absorb the light required for germination. It is the perfect choice as a treasure in gardening and for market growing; clearly a super food. The tender, succulent leaves are a compliment to many dishes around the world: salads, tomato sauces, omelets, soups, and salsa. It is a perfect garnish for any dish or drink.