GB CULTURAL INFO: A / Height 6-12” / Spacing Broadcast /
DAYS TO MATURITY: 40
SEED CODE: C
SEEDS PER PACKET: 200
APPROX GERM DAYS: 7-21
SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION:
PLANTING DEPTH: Broadcast
WHEN TO PLANT: Anytime in Zones 5 and above/ In other zones sow after frost or in protected area of garden
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Sow directly into well prepared garden beds; likes a rich, moist soil and will benefit from generous applications of mulch or compost. Prefers light to medium shade. It is a wild crop that sprouts with the winter rains in summer-dry climate areas; maybe planted anytime in gardens. Fall-sown crops will overwinter under row covers and cold frames in areas as cold as zone 5. Good edible groundcover under shrubs and trees. Clip leaves for salad - they will re-grow quickly - or harvest whole. Flowers are edible.
BOTANICAL NAME: Montia perfoliata
DESCRIPTION: Also known as Winter Purslane, or Indian lettuce. Wild American native popular in Europe for its tender juicy leaves and mild buttery flavor. An excellent Winter crop rich in Vitamin C. Adapts well to greenhouses, or extra-early spring sowing. Shade tolerant. Eat entire plant; best before flowering.