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Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Jun 3, 2012 2:28 PM CST
Has anyone seen these for sale anywhere? Plants or seeds? I used to have it all over and now it's gone and I miss it! I'd like some ornamental, too, if you've seen that one.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jun 3, 2012 3:02 PM CST

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I haven't been to Lowe's lately. They usually sell the plants of both purslane and portulaca.

I got my purslane and portulaca seed from Park Seed this year. The portulaca is doing wonderful. The purslane didn't germinate Sad
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jun 3, 2012 3:13 PM CST
Too bad you're not near me. I have a lot of wild purslane in a pot with a plumeria. I *assume* it's edible...tried a leaf and didn't get sick.
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Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Jun 5, 2012 3:47 PM CST
Ginger, yes that is the wild - or weed, depending on how you look at it - purslane. It is delicious and very nutritious, too. I used to have tons of it; I let it grow as a natural mulch for a bed I'm no longer using. It really helps to keep the soil moist below and when there's too much, just pinch off the newest, tender stems and cook or cut up in a salad.

I'll look at Lowe's to see if they have any. I haven't ever seen the edible variety in a nursery, though.
Alma
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jun 6, 2012 2:15 AM CST

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I was at Home Depot today and they did not have any purslane yet.
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Jul 1, 2012 11:15 AM CST
I have the "weed" variety with red stems...any idea if they are edible?
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jul 1, 2012 1:24 PM CST
Does it have small yellow flowers like my pics?? if so yes
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Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
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tomatofreak
Jul 4, 2012 4:34 PM CST
Wow, we recently reworked the bed that had purslane and now it's popping up profusely! It will be a nice living mulch for the sunflowers and okra I'm planting there. Here's hoping all survive in this heat.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 4, 2012 4:48 PM CST

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Show us a photo Alma and I love your avatar Lovey dubby
Name: Jackie
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allgr8dogs
Jul 5, 2012 8:09 PM CST
I watch for it to pop up in flowerbeds at offices and public places. Then I pick it, bring it home and plant it... Smiling Hurray!
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Jul 5, 2012 8:52 PM CST

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Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Renée
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KyWoods
Jul 7, 2012 8:17 AM CST
Hi, everyone, I have a question. There is a big, healthy patch of wild purslane in the backyard at work--I work at a boarding kennel, so it is verrrrry well fertilized. Rolling on the floor laughing Nope, not gonna eat that!
If I take cuttings, will they root?
Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 7, 2012 10:06 AM CST

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They "should" but I would dig a clump with roots attached if at all possible and transplant that.

Please let us know how it works out.
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jul 7, 2012 10:07 AM CST

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I agree with what Vic suggested!
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KyWoods
Jul 7, 2012 5:38 PM CST
Thanks! I think I'll rinse them off real well, before digging. lol
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Jul 7, 2012 6:45 PM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing My dogs used to love cherry tomatoes. One spring I noticed a weed coming up that looked so differnt from any I had normally had. Guess the dogs gifted us with tomato plants! I know it sounds gross but those were really great summer tomatoes! Green Grin!
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Jul 7, 2012 7:54 PM CST
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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jul 9, 2012 9:44 AM CST
gourmet....like that very expensive coffee made from pooped out coffee beans Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 11, 2012 8:37 AM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Renée
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KyWoods
Jul 11, 2012 8:26 PM CST
Hey--who gave me an acorn avatar?? I didn't have an avatar before...I love it!

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