Purslane: First Among Weeds!

This year I have a whole garden bed devoted to weeds. I know, I know. That’s ALL of my garden beds every year.

But this year I decided to deliberately put in a few edible plants that also turn up as wild plants, or, you know, weeds. Of these, the first to take off is purslane. So here we have it:

Purslane

These are very nutritious greens that have gotten more attention lately because they’re unusually rich in Omega-3s. This particular variety is called Golden purslane.

I’ve been reading online, and a lot of people seem to add it to salad, but mostly I’ve just been eating it straight out of the garden. It seems like it would also make a good garnish. Want to see some actual recipes? Here’s a list.

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2 responses to “Purslane: First Among Weeds!

  1. Martha jane Gentry

    Kerrs’s house (the house next door will always be Kerrs’s house to me!) was briefly owned by a Mercy doctor whose mother had been raised in Vietnam.  The mother, who spoke little English, tried to encourage me to LEAVE the purslane in our garden.  (!)  The big question is, who has found a use for crabgrass?!I would love to see your garden sometime.  The expansion to fruit trees and bushes looks daunting!  We’re heading to Nacogdoches this weekend to visit Stephen and family.  Luckily for us, it’s the annual Blueberry Festival!   From: “Seeds, Mulch and Weeds” To: marthajanegentry@yahoo.com Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2015 4:44 PM Subject: [New post] Purslane: First Among Weeds! #yiv9198620385 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv9198620385 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv9198620385 a.yiv9198620385primaryactionlink:link, #yiv9198620385 a.yiv9198620385primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv9198620385 a.yiv9198620385primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv9198620385 a.yiv9198620385primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv9198620385 WordPress.com | seedsmulchweeds posted: “This year I have a whole garden bed devoted to weeds. I know, I know. That’s ALL of my garden beds every year.But this year I decided to deliberately put in a few edible plants that also turn up as wild plants, or, you know, weeds. Of these, the first” | |

  2. Nice, enjoy the blueberries!

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