Purslane: summer and winter purslane; summer purslane is a fast-growing vegetable that can be sown in open ground in a seedbed starting in mid-May.
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Purslane There is summer purslane (Portulaca oleracea or P. sativa) and winter purslane (Claytonia perfoliata); summer purslane is a fast-growing vegetable that can be sown in open ground in a seedbed starting in mid-May. Harvesting can be done after just one month. Protect against cold and night frost; purslane is native to warm Southeast Asia.
Winter purslane is a different plant from summer purslane, but has fleshy leaves like the latter. Winter purslane is sown in August and harvested in November.
Winter purslane, unlike summer purslane, is hardy (it is therefore a different plant species). Sown in November or December, it can be harvested in the spring. Winter purslane likes a cool spot in the shade.