Samphire

I am hugely excited about this new introduction – Samphire you can grow in a pot. Just germinate and water with a little salt. More
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I am hugely excited about this new introduction – Samphire you can grow in a pot. Just germinate and water with a little salt.

Genus Crithmum
Group maritimum
Type Perennial
Common Name Samphire
Border Position Front
Soil Type Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained, Dry
Height 6-8cm (2-4in)
Spacing 20cm (8in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Surface sow onto moist, well-drained seed compost. Just cover seed with a sprinkling of soil. After sowing water from the base only.
Care Tips Prefers a moist, light, sandy soil in full sun. Requires saline conditions to do well so these are best grown in coastal locations. Will tolerate a very well-drained poor soil. If the soil is too rich the plant will become floppy.
Flowering June - August
Storing If you have to store it keep it in an airtight box and keep it in the salad drawer in the fridge for no longer than a 3 days.
Harvesting Harvest only young growth once the plants have become well developed.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
Samphire Sauce recipe

A wonderful July recipe for samphire sauce. Goes well with any fish, but particularly cold trout or salmon.

Samphire with fresh peas and young broad beans recipe

Harvest samphire from mud flats or salt marshes in July - or ask your fishmonger.  This makes an excellent first course.

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Sarah visits Lizard pennisula in Cornwall and discovers not only riches of wildflowers but also lots of wild food.

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