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Purslane

For the third year running, purslane has taken over the beds where I plant salad vegetables and the seedlings of beetroot, spring onion and oignons blanc have been choked. Despite careful hand weeding and never allowing the little beasts to flower, they are everywhere and are now spreading to my flower beds.  Any advice would be appreciated.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 78,220

    Develop a taste for it, encourage it, determine to eat it http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/aug/18/purslane-is-tasty-weed/

    I've discovered that as soon as a plant discovers that you actually want it to grow so that you can eat it, it does all it can not to grow image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,952

    There's a restaurant in Edinburgh called Purslane. Perhaps that's why Dove  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 78,220

    It's a very 'Foody' vegetable at the moment image

    Perhaps Patricia should harvest it and sell it to restaurants image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,952

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    Have they all moved on from 'pea shoots' then.....image

    Perhaps I could persuade them that bittercress is a lovely garnish for a poncey dish image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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