Purslane, Winter - Miner's Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata) - 100 Seeds
• American Grown Seeds
• USDA Zone: 5-9
Winter Purslane, commonly known as Miner's Lettuce, is an attractive leafy green that is both nutritious and delightfully tangy. This plant got its name "Miner's Lettuce" during the California Gold Rush when miners ate it to prevent scurvy. Its fleshy leaves and stems are a treat in salads or as a fresh snack. Traditionally, it has also been used for its medicinal properties, making it a versatile addition to gardens.
Start seeds indoors 4 weeks before frost ends or sow directly in the garden after frost risk. Surface sow 10-15 seeds/plant, press gently into soil without covering. Thin to 9-12" spacing later. Keep damp. Purslane thrives in various soils and favors sunny locations. Frequently harvest leaves when young and tender for best results.