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The MCLA Seed Library is free and open to all MCLA students, faculty, and staff. Listed are the types of seeds available. The physical seed library is located by the front desk at the MCLA Freel Library.

Purslane

availability: 9 packets 

approx. 100 seeds/packet

Latin Name: Portulaca oleracea var. sativa 

Zesty, succulent leaves packed with Omega 3's. Tolerates heat but not cold. This is not your well-known garden weed. Individual leaves are oval to round and thick, about the size of a teaspoon with fresh, tangy flavor. Very nutritious and easy-to-grow salad green. Upright plants 18 inches tall.

Planting tips: Tender annual. Direct seed or transplant after all danger of frost has passed. Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep. 

Open-pollinated, organic