DESCRIPTION: Does well in any garden soil, and loves hot weather. Fleshy, crunchy leaves have a fresh, very slightly lemony flavor, great in summer salads. Popular in many countries as a cooking green, braised, steamed, or in soups. One of the few leafy greens with omega-3's. Concentrates minerals. Ayurvedic healing herb. p>
BOTANICAL NAME: Portulacea oleracea
DAYS TO MATURITY: 50
SEEDS PER PACKET: 200
SOURCE CODE: O
GERMINATION DAYS: 7-14
WHEN TO PLANT: spring to summer
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/8"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Plant seeds in flats, or sow directly into the garden. Water frequently for best results. Leaves and stems may begin to be cut about 8 weeks after sowing. Plant can produce several cuttings. Loves heat and moisture; this is often grown in high summer to substitute for greens like spinach. The leaves are eaten raw in salads, where they add a lemony crunch, or cooked. Much used in soups, where it adds a thicker consistency.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: Annual/ W, H/Spacing 12"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Easy to grow, Fodder Crop