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Green Purslane [portulaca oleracea]

Green Purslane [portulaca oleracea]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the ground, e.g. with Hay or straw, which can reduce evaporation by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal moist microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of the plants, but also reduces water consumption enormously.

It is also recommended to always keep the beds moist , even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The drying out of the soil leads to a huge decline in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, which over time leads to an infertile soil . Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed remains longer when the entire bed is watered over a longer period of time than when it is only watered selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out more quickly than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

If the beds are not in use, we recommend sowing with green manure.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach it again and again.

Green purslane is an annual type of succulent, leafy vegetable and medicinal plant from the Middle East and has been an integral part of vegetarian Indian cuisine for thousands of years. The heat-loving plant produces dense, thick-fleshed leaves on reddish stems. The older, mildly spicy, nutty to sour leaves are harvested together with the shoot tips; young leaves have a fresh, salty taste and are eaten raw. The leaves contain very high levels of vitamins and minerals and act as freshly pressed juice for indigestion or heartburn. A cocktail with nettle and dandelion works wonders for spring fatigue. Can be harvested several times a year, easy to care for.

General information
Plant family: Portulacaceae
Life cycle: Annual
Days to harvest: 70 days
Plant height approx.: 40 cm
Root type: Shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: Weak eater
Water requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to 3 °C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, loamy, sandy, humus

pH value: 6.5 to 7

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 22-28 °C
Germination time: 7-20 days
Plant and row spacing: 10x30 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Strawberry, Kohlrabi, Radish, Lettuce, Rocket
Unfavorable mixed culture: -

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from April to July.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly outdoors from May to June.

Sow directly in rows or spread out.
Purslane prefers a warm and sunny location with a permeable, sandy and humus-rich loamy soil. Prepare the soil with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
In sunny and very sandy locations, the plants grow creeping. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
Regularly remove the top tips of the shoots to achieve stronger branching. Regular watering causes faster growth. Beds prepared with animal manure and planting in mixed culture replace additional fertilizer.

Germination ability of seeds: 15 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Portulaca sativa, Portulaca oleracea var. sativa
English names: Green Purslane
German names: Portulak, Gemüseportulak, Sommerportulak
Portuguese names: Beldroega
Spanish names: Verdolaga
French names: Pourpier

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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