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Purslane Hugle Bucket
#1
I transplanted some into hugle buckets. Some are in full sun some in the shade.



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#2
I love purslane. It grows like a weed. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />
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#3
Scott,



Did you just dig some up and transplant it? It has a tap root, yes? Is it very deep, such that it would be easy to sever it when digging?



Do you know if it will propagate from cuttings?



I have it growing in several places here, and would like to help it spread.



BTW, does it do OK in the shade?

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#4
Purslane grows easily from seed, Bill, but cuttings don't even need to be rooted in my experience. You can just stick them in the ground and water them in and they do the rest. Full sun makes them leggier, but they grow fine for me in as much as half shade. Anywhere yarrow grows, I have purslane, too.
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#5
[quote name='thatmckenzie' timestamp='1436733295' post='602523']

cuttings don't even need to be rooted in my experience. You can just stick them in the ground and water them in and they do the rest.

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Thanks Mac, that is what I wanted to know...





BTW, Scott... What is a "Hugle Bucket"? <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' />

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[quote name='Bill Hay' timestamp='1436726557' post='602520']

Scott,



Did you just dig some up and transplant it? It has a tap root, yes? Is it very deep, such that it would be easy to sever it when digging?



Do you know if it will propagate from cuttings?



I have it growing in several places here, and would like to help it spread.



BTW, does it do OK in the shade?

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hey!



took my cold steel shovel and dug it up in chunks from an area before I sheet mulched most of the area leaving space for contours in which I put red amaranth.



Not sure on the shade, this is my first year experimenting with it. Have some buckets in semi shade but they arne't an the shady side of a building for example. I'll move a bucket or two over there to see how it does there.



yarrow



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Huglekulture I have wood in the buckets from my chopping circle area. SOme I have the hugle with ollas too (the bottles with 1 needle hole). Not really sure if the purslane really needs it.



Hope that helps!



all fun and games.
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#7
Gotcha! Thanks....

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#8
Going to try to get some of these to other peoples properties. Seems like a great plant
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#9
I tried some Purslane for the first time, at my father in laws two days ago. I knew what it was immediately because I saw it on this very thread; my plant id impressed him. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yes:' />



It was good, a little bitter, but pretty good.





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#10
Nice!!
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#12
Two more pics to help you identify.



The growth of the plant is from a central spot/tap root, red stems like you can see in Scott's great pics....






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The leaves are like the jade plant, the sap is clear. Milky sap is not purslane and is bad to eat... There is another that looks much like it, but the leaves are not like a succulent, and have a white "V" shape on them.






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The other day I got the bright idea to cut a whole bunch of it, clean it and put it up in plastic bags and freeze it. I don't know how well it will handle being frozen, but if it does, it will be a handy way to add some nutrition to a stew during the cold winter. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />



Great info, Scott!

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#13
Am I the only one who cooks purslane? I like it raw and in a salad, but it sweats down in a skillet just beautifully. I treat it the same way I would any lettuce.



When it gets leggy, those thick, juicy stems also make great pickles.
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#14
[quote name='Bill Hay' timestamp='1439164035' post='603235']

Two more pics to help you identify.



The growth of the plant is from a central spot/tap root, red stems like you can see in Scott's great pics....





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The leaves are like the jade plant, the sap is clear. Milky sap is not purslane and is bad to eat... There is another that looks much like it, but the leaves are not like a succulent, and have a white "V" shape on them.





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The other day I got the bright idea to cut a whole bunch of it, clean it and put it up in plastic bags and freeze it. I don't know how well it will handle being frozen, but if it does, it will be a handy way to add some nutrition to a stew during the cold winter. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />/>



Great info, Scott!

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Ok red stems, clear sap & succulent leaves. For a positive ID. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />





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"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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[quote name='thatmckenzie' timestamp='1439167476' post='603237']

Am I the only one who cooks purslane? I like it raw and in a salad, but it sweats down in a skillet just beautifully. I treat it the same way I would any lettuce.



When it gets leggy, those thick, juicy stems also make great pickles.

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Mac, I cooked a bunch up in some veggies tonight... It is supposed to have a thickening effect like okra, buy I didn't notice it.



I have a recipe for refrigerator pickles, if anyone wants, I can dig it up.... vinegar, sugar and celery seed, easy peasy....

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