Monday, August 25, 2014

Portulaca oleracea, purlsane

the nice thing about getting manure from different sources is that it comes with different weeds.  why are weeds a good thing?---because some of them are good to eat.  i've used some of the llama manure in some new beds i've put in and one of them has sprouted purslane.   purslane, like a lot of "weeds", is pretty tasty and quite nutritious---it's a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.

it's a pretty little plant


i picked some this evening to throw into tonight's salad---along with some dandelion greens, another tasty and nutritious weed.