Vegetable garden: growing purslane

Purslane is sown between April and July, directly in place in a warm soil or under shelter. Regular watering is key to get big and tender leaves. Harvesting takes place 3 months after planting. Careful not to pick the shoots that are too mature as the stems are fibrous.

Purslane can be affected by diseases such as rhizoctonia and pythium, two fungi that will attack the roots of young plants. Subsequently these diseases cause a slower growth of the plant, which can even lead to the death of the latter. Purslane is a vegetable but also a leaf.