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miner's lettuce

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claytonia perfoliata


story: also known as winter purslane, miner's lettuce gets its name from when miners during the california gold rush ate it to prevent scurvy.

sow: early spring, late summer and autumn for a winter crop. 

requirements: very few. it’s a hardy crop.

harvesting: harvest as needed.


please remember, we will only send out three packs of seed to first-season growers. if you order more than this, you are likely to receive just three packs to begin with. this is to ensure we get plenty of data in return, and to keep our stocks sustainable for years to come.