Green Purslane


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Purslane is a superfood for your garden and kitchen! These succulent-leaved greens with tiny yellow flowers are chock-full of nutrition, packed with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Purslane can be cooked like spinach or eaten raw. Add purslane to salads, smoothies, sandwiches, and other culinary creations to add nutritious greens with a mild, slightly lemony taste. Purslane is easy to grow, able to thrive in dry and hot conditions, and its adaptability makes it a sustainable choice for gardeners who want to add an abundance of essential nutrients to their garden and table. Transform your garden into a source of vitality and nutrition with Purslane and promote well-being right in your backyard.

Also Known As: Verdolaga, Pigweed, Little Hogweed, Pusley, Wild Portulaca, Golden Purslane, Ma Chi Xian, Garden Purslane, Summer Purslane, Rose Moss, Time-weed, Kerengge.

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Plant Name:
Green Purslane
Latin Name:
Portulaca oleracea
Days to Germinate: 10 - 17
Days to Harvest: 45
Germination Rate: 85%
Test Date: 10/23
Growth Habit: Upright
USDA Zones: 3-12
Lifespan: Annual
Brand: TomorrowSeeds
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Heirloom, Open-Pollinated
Fungicide-Treated Seeds:*: No
Seeds Packed For**: 2024

*Fungicide-treated seeds protect the seedlings from diseases until they are up and growing. Do not eat treated seeds.
**Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.

Planting Instructions:


Soil Preparation:

Remove weeds, large rocks, and litter from the planting area. Till the soil 8-10 inches deep and rake several times to break up large clods. It is best to do this when the soil is dry enough to not stick to garden tools. Loosening the soil will help the plant establish strong roots.


Purslane require high temperatures to germinate, optimally above 85F. Use a hoe handle or stick to make a 1/4 inch furrow deep down the center of the ridge.  Plant 1-2 seeds in the furrows spaced 8 inches apart within the rows. Cover lightly with loose soil then sprinkle with water. Purslane is sensitive to cold and may suffer in chilling temperatures.

Planting Depth: 1/4 inch
Within-Row Spacing:
8 inches
Between-Row Spacing:
2-3 feet


Care During the Season:

Watering: Water plants moderately. If the soil moisture is low, water but avoid waterlogging soil. Try to avoid wetting foliage to prevent diseases.

Weeding: Keep plants free of weeds, which rob weak root systems of nutrients and moisture.

Insecticides: Insecticides may be used to protect plants. Bt-based insecticides and sulfur are organic options that can be used for prevention. Sevin is a synthetic option. Sulfur also has fungicidal properties and helps in controlling many diseases. Before using a pesticide, please read the label and always follow cautions, warnings and directions.

Diseases: Disease can happen in cloudy, damp weather. Check plants daily and treat with an approved fungicide if diseases do appear. Neem oil, sulfur, and other fungicides are available for use. Please always follow label directions.


Purslane can be harvested at any stage of maturity. Harvest by cutting plant to 6" or harvest the whole plant by cutting the base at the soil level.


Nutrition Facts:

Common Purslane
Amount Per
Calories 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 19 mg 0%
Potassium 212 mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 1.5 g 0%
Protein 0.9 g 1%
Vitamin C 15% Calcium 2%
Iron 4% Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B6 0% Cobalamin 0%
Magnesium 7%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.