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I'm thinking of trying to grow samphire (from seed) in a container. Has anyone tried it? Is it difficult? Is it worth it? Does it taste nice?


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,821

    It tastes lovely when young and fresh but easily gets a woody bit down the middle which I find unpleasant.   I believe it grows naturally in salt estuaries and dunes.

    Suttons Seeds have this info -  

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,740

    There are two types - Rock and Marsh samphire - which one are you thinking of growing?

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527

    I tried doing it as all instructions were provided with the seed. It never germinated. image

    Shame because I love samphire and we are so far from the sea.

  • Aster2Aster2 Posts: 629

    It says Crithmum maritimum in the seed catalogue, I think that's rock samphire.

  • Aster2Aster2 Posts: 629

    Aha! I didn't realise you could grow either rock or marsh samphire. Is there a big difference in taste?

    Fidgetbones, was yours rock or marsh?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527

    Marsh samphire. I had a huge polystyrene fish box filled with seived veg garden soil.  It has to be watered with salt water and I didn't want it contaminating the main veg patch. I think the seed came from d t Brown.

  • Aster2Aster2 Posts: 629

    Thanks, fidget.

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