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    Posted: 21 January 2012 at 14:46
Has anyone tried transplanting it? Seems a shame to pay for seeds when it comes up in my mom's garden as a weed.
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i've never heard of purslane, but i do find it interesting how "useful" plants in one region can be "weeds" in another area. we get that out here, too.
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I found some on the edge of my mom's garden, years ago. The leaves were thick, glossy, and crisp, and tasted lemony. (although this article calls it "peppery." I remember it as being more sour. Maybe mine wasn't fully ripe?) http://landscaping.about.com/cs/weedsdiseases/a/purslane.htm




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I have it growing here and can send you a plant once they begin growing again. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Marissa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2012 at 13:39
Yes, we transplant it.  We let it grow as 'weeds' in the garden but move ones that are encroaching on sensitive plants.  They reseed like crazy so once you get it in your garden, you'll have it forever!  :)
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This is so weird.  I had never heard of it either, but it is one of the vegetables I referred to in http://foodsoftheworld.activeboards.net/uitsmijter_topic2133.html

My wife really wants us to start using it.  It was very like spinach
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I like it in certain things, but I wouldn't use it as an always-substitute for spinach! It can be a bit slimey and that's not what you always want.

Here's my favorite purslane recipe I developed last year:  http://sandhollerfarm.com/2011/06/purslane/
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