Winter purslane (Claytonia)

Crunchy, delicious and pretty winter salad leaf, hugely high in vitamin C. More
500 seeds 080098 £1.95 In stock
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Crunchy, delicious and pretty winter salad leaf, hugely high in vitamin C. Will self sow. Totally invaluable for tasty winter salad bowls.

Genus Claytonia
Group/Species perfoliata
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Winter Purslane
Border Position Front
Soil Type Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 20cm (8in)
Spacing 10cm (4in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Seeds can be sown directly into a prepared bed. Try to sow them sparsely so you don't have to thin them later. After sowing, keep well watered. The seed usually germinates rapidly. Sow August-September. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.
Care Tips Prefers cooler temperatures for optimal production, it will grow in most soil types, requiring only consistent moisture. A very hardy plant.
Storing Can be kept with other salad leaves in the fridge for 3-5 days
Harvesting This fantastic salad leaf should give a continuous supply of leaves from October to May. Harvest using scissors being sure not to cut too low.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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