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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Feb 5, 2010 5:07 AM CST

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one of my favorites: hot pink

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Feb 5, 2010 5:09 AM CST

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another pink

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Feb 5, 2010 5:11 AM CST

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orange and yellow

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Feb 5, 2010 5:12 AM CST

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yellow

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LindaTX8
Feb 5, 2010 5:30 PM CST
Nice blooms, Becky! I grow purslane partly as an edible plant. Goldenleaf Purslane is good as an edible that way and this year I am trying Greenleaf Purslane.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Feb 5, 2010 8:21 PM CST

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Thanks Linda. I actually eat all of these too...yummy!
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Feb 5, 2010 8:39 PM CST
Pretty, pretty! Looking forward to your blooms! So vibrant!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Feb 5, 2010 9:39 PM CST

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I can't wait until the stores get them in....usually in June. I have seeds to try this year too! Hurray!
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starlight1153
Feb 10, 2010 9:28 AM CST
Was checking out all the new cubits and happened in your introduction to see you had noted purslane was edible. I was intreged. Thsi is the first time in all the years I have been aroudn it that I have heard that.

Is it all the different purslanes and the hyrbids too or just certain ones. I have seed I sowed of it and now wondering when it grow s up, when and how do you it eat. Is it good for you , meaning like does it have some good vitamins or health food properties to it?

Amazing. Simply amazing!
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Feb 10, 2010 9:52 AM CST

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I use it in salads but you can also steam it, fry it and bake it. Actually, it was Ghandi's favorite food and a huge staple in the middle east. I am opening a recipe forum here.

Purslane is a source of heart-friendly omega-3 fatty acids and iron. It is also high in vitamin C; and contains some beta-carotene and calcium.
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Feb 10, 2010 10:55 AM CST
Thank you Boo. I may just have to give it a try. Sounds interesting. The hardest part is takign that first taste of the unknown, but if you discover it tastes good, then your good to go. : )
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Feb 10, 2010 3:28 PM CST

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I like to mix it with other greens....I feel so healthy! Hurray!
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Feb 10, 2010 4:34 PM CST
Can anybody sort of describe the taste to me?
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Boopaints
Feb 10, 2010 6:07 PM CST

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no. Rolling my eyes.
Just kidding...it is a litle tart and a little lemony.
Someone said alone it is bittter but it's not to me but then I don't eat it alone. Old stems can be more bittter...so eat the new ones. It grows very fast! The Lowes in our area always sell it.

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gardengus
Feb 18, 2010 4:12 PM CST
Hi
This is my favorite color.
They grow great in tipsy pots.

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Feb 18, 2010 4:27 PM CST

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what is this????? It's gorgeous but sure doesn't look like my purslane. Big Grin I have never seen this before!!!
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gardengus
Feb 18, 2010 7:32 PM CST
I wish I could remember the name ? I do have the tad somewhere out in the potting shed ...too cold to go look today. Rolling my eyes.
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Feb 18, 2010 7:39 PM CST

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When you find it be sure to share with us, okay? Amazing!
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valleylynn
Feb 19, 2010 5:51 AM CST
Becky. I have eaten purslane since I was a child. I love it and don't find it bitter. : )
My DIL is from Lebanon, purslane is a regular part of their meditteranian diet. She gave me seed for the one they use. It is an upright form and very tasty. I have not noticed the blooms on it. I will have to pay attention this year and post a picture.
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Boopaints
Feb 19, 2010 9:10 AM CST

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Lynn, thanks for that info! I'd love to see what you have.

When I first starting eating purslane in 1999 I read a lot about it and from what I gathered, it's VERY popular in the meditteranian diet. I think the only time I found it bitter personally was when I ate "old" stems at the end of the season. I think the more popular variety for eating is not the ornamental purslane with the blooms. I made a salad once with the hot pick petals on top...it was a hit!

If you look closely, youll see a praying mantis who liked it a lot too!

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