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?
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 - http://suttons.kayako.com/knowledgebase/article/View/371/29/how-do-you-grow-marsh-samphire
There are two types - Rock and Marsh samphire - which one are you thinking of growing?
I tried doing it as all instructions were provided with the seed. It never germinated.
Shame because I love samphire and we are so far from the sea.
It says Crithmum maritimum in the seed catalogue, I think that's rock samphire.
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?
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.