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DebbieAllison
Jul 20, 2016 6:28 PM CST
I live in the Atlanta area and have had Purslane plants throughout my garden for over 15 years. For the first time ever my plants stopped blooming. It's not just mine but the same thing is happening with my daughter and sister. Also the plants in the stores are not blooming so there is no need to buy new ones. They were beautiful when planted in the Spring and stopped blooming about a month ago. I have tried feeding every two weeks for six weeks. We have had 30+ days of temperature over 90 degrees so that is very hot for a long time. But this plant likes the heat so what could be the problem?
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DaisyI
Jul 20, 2016 6:48 PM CST
Hi Debbie, Welcome! to NGA

I am assuming your daughter and sister also live in your area. As your plants are not the outlier, I would assume that heat, humidity.... have gotten the best of the Purslane. I would expect them to start blooming again when the temps get a little lower.

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purpleinopp
Jul 21, 2016 10:54 AM CST
Hi & welcome! Are your plants potted or in the ground? Do your plants look happy, or a little wilted and dry? Are you able to add a pic? Are they in the same spot as always, same amount of sun & such? Are you looking for blooms in the morning? That's the only time my plants have open blooms.

I'm requesting to move this discussion to purslane/Portulaca forum, since there is a great one here.
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vic
Jul 21, 2016 11:05 AM CST

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Thank you for the request and in the meantime, here we are:

http://garden.org/forums/view/pandp/

We have been in the 90's and up for over 30 days and mine are doing well.

Wondering why yours aren't Confused Confused
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Boopaints
Jul 28, 2016 9:00 AM CST

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I've never heard of purslane not blooming in the summer so am also wondering where they are planted. (ground or pots).
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Laz
Aug 18, 2016 2:43 PM CST
This is my first year eating purslane! Who knew? I use it raw in salads & love it!!
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Boopaints
Aug 19, 2016 1:21 AM CST

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My favorite way too. I also use it in salsa.
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jeffphx
Aug 19, 2016 6:30 AM CST
My guess is too much fertilizer. If you give them too much nitrogen they will grow more stems and leaves than flowers.

There are special low nitrogen, high phosphorus fertilizers which promote blooming and not stems and leaves. Look on the package of your fertilizer. The first number is nitrogen. The second number is phosphorus. The third number is potassium. So, the second number needs to be significantly higher than the other two numbers, to promote blooming.
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Boopaints
Aug 19, 2016 11:07 AM CST

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@jeffphx told us in another thread to use Bloom Booster Flower Food. So try that! :)
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