Purslane makes a nutritious indoor plant.
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Purslane has been considered a weed that many vegetable gardeners have struggled for years to remove from their gardens. Recently, they've gained a lot of fame for their high vitamin C and Omega 3 content. Purslane is a hardy plant that can easily be grown indoors throughout the year. Once your plant begins growing, you can break off leaves to add to with other vegetables for meals.
Collect your seeds by buying them online or gather the black seeds from the seed pods of wild purslane. The plant grows in abundance in most regions.
Fill your plant pot with rich potting soil. You can add soil from your home compost bin as fertilizer.
Sprinkle a small handful of the seeds evenly over the top of the soil.
Rake your fingers gently through the soil to cover the seeds.
Water the seeds so that the soil is moist, but not soggy.
Keep the soil moist with water each day while the seed is germinating. Purslane will begin growing within two weeks.
Keep your plant in a sunny location. Give the plant just enough water to keep the soil moist.