MS480A - Miners Lettuce Claytonia
Montia perfoliata syn. Claytonia perforiata Known also as Winter Purslane due to the succulence of its leaves and stems, this native California weed is actually sweet tasting, not tart like true purslane. Leaves grow individually on long stems, but should be cut to no more than 5cm (2") in length. Harvest with scissors, just above the crown of the plants and it will grow back up to three times. Don't allow it to flower unless you're saving Miners Lettuce Claytonia Seeds. Claytonia is quite cold hardy. Given some protection, it can be grown all winter.
Matures in 55 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
- Sweet tasting
- Will grow back up to three times after cut
- Leaves grow individually on long stems
- Open pollinated seeds
- Matures in 55 days
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How To Grow
Salad greens are usually picked at an immature size and coaxed into regrowing several times. They are a perfect choice for container gardening, as long as a good soil mixture is in place. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Mescluns and Salad Greens Guide and grow great salad all year long.