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Purslane Loves This Weather

Purslane

Purslane

August 26, 2016

Purslane captivated a couple of dozen MOFGA apprentices and others during a Farm Training Project workshop at Hatchet Cove Farm in Warren recently. This heat- and drought-tolerant, succulent, delicious crop was thriving despite the lack of rain in that area then. This can be a good crop to add to your garden for biodiversity. For recipe ideas, including cucumber-purslane-yogurt salad and Asian-style purslane garlic sauté, see Roberta Bailey's article "Purslane, It's Not Just a Weed Anymore" in the summer 2013 issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener.

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