winter purslane

Claytonia Winter Purslane


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A really nutritious and tasty winter salad leaf that’s high in vitamin C
This tastes similar to baby leaf spinach and grows amazingly well over the winter. You should be able to start cutting leaves off just a few weeks after planting and you can keep harvesting right through until spring when it starts to flower.

Number of plants: 10

Variety: Claytonia (organic*)

Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds.

In the kitchen: A fabulous addition to winter salads, or it can also be lightly boiled or steamed, much like spinach.

Ready to harvest: November to March

Delivery: These plants can be delivered from late August until mid/late October.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

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They need plenty of sunshine and moisture-retentive soil.

Can be grown in....

Raised beds or pots – they are pretty easy growing!

How far apart?

As a general rule, give them about 15cm space. As always, you should check the instructions on each variety when you receive your baby plants to make sure you give them enough space.

Looking after your plants....

Lettuces and leaves are really very low-maintenance, so you can’t go too wrong.


Watering them

Water well, particularly during dry spells



Keep the weeds down to give them the best chance

Storage Tips

We really recommend picking what you need, when you need it. But they will keep in the fridge for a coupleof days.

Ways to cook

It’s not all about salads, although freshly cut lettuce from the garden is one of the best things about summer salads! You can try making summer soups with wilted lettuce, pea and mint. And a lot of leaves are great in stir fries.