Welcome to the complete guide to growing Purslane in Perth. In this guide, I will explain each step that you need to take to successfully grow Purslane in your own property for the family to enjoy.
Herbs are such a delight to grow, and it is actually very easy to do. They smell great in your backyard or balcony, and they can help ease pain, prevent illnesses and more. Amazing!
Best time to grow Purslane in Perth
The best time to grow this fantastic herb in Perth, is between Sep-Feb.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Purslane grow in a pot?
Yes, it will grow well in a pot. You can use one pot for a plant, or get a large pot and plant a few varieties if there’s room.
How much sun is best?
Purslane thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Full Sun to Part Shade.
If you find that the leaves start to brown, try moving it in shade, or via versa. Each area can have its own peculiar conditions.
Best soil to grow Purslane
If you are growing Purslane in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a well drained and will be very happy with it.
You can find potting mix that will do that just fine, or add some to your garden bed before planting.
How often should I water?
Purslane needs Regular watering. There are self watering pots available if you plan to grow it in a pot, or you can just get in a regular habit of checking the soil each day or two.
When can I harvest Purslane?
You can harvest Purslane at its prime, which is around at full size.
What to propagate
You can plant Purslane from Seeds, and place each plant around 10-20 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Purslane
Purslane is a Perennial herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: Oils from herbs are used to produce soaps, perfumes, cosmetics, toiletries and lotions.
Fact 2: The actual word “herb” is derived from “Herbs”, a Latin word which means blades, grass or green stalks.
These make growing Purslane in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Purslane in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Purslane in your own property for the family to enjoy.
It really is a wonderful herb to grow here in Western Australia, and you will also enjoy that it saves you money from buying dried versions or fresh (expensive) cuttings from the shops.
I trust you enjoyed this guide, and are now motivated to grow your own.