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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Does anyone know what these are?

When we were in Cyprus on holiday last spring we were given this salad everyday. We loved it and I bought the seeds so that we can grow them ourselves.
I've just got round to sowing them and unfortunately the instructions are in Greek and I haven't a clue what they say. If I knew the English name for them I could look up cultivation instructions online.
Thanks....
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8 Comments:

At 14/7/09 3:20 pm, Blogger gintoino said...

Can't read Greek either, but looks like purslane.

 
At 14/7/09 3:34 pm, Blogger Charlotte said...

Looks like Lamb's lettuce to me, but I can't read Greek!
Or should I say: "It's all Greek to me!"

 
At 14/7/09 4:21 pm, Blogger lilymarlene said...

I grow Lamb's lettuce and I know it is similar but it doesn't form the low rosettes.
I think gintoino may be right with purslane. I have some seeds for purslane bought here in the UK but I think that may be the other purslane....there are two types....winter and summer..

Thanks for the replies

 
At 15/7/09 2:34 pm, Blogger Jane Perrone, Horticultural blog said...

I thought "pea shoots" when I looked at them... but purslane could be right too...

 
At 13/8/09 6:54 pm, Blogger Rob Clack said...

I don't think it's purslane, though I agree it does look like it. I put 'purslane' into google translate, and the characters it spat out look entirely different from the label.

 
At 18/9/09 9:17 pm, Blogger Mal's Allotment said...

Looks a lot like fenugreek.

 
At 28/9/09 4:56 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Η Γλυστρίδα (Portulaca oleracea) it is a very ussually plant for my country,Greece.We use it for salads,it is very delicious.
You can boil it in hot water and after you can it with lemon juice and olive oil and little salt.
For more informations
http://www.sheblogs.eu/2009/09/18/glystrida/
I am sorry for my english but i hope to give you the opportunity for a new salad.
The cultivation of glystrida needs light,warm and it loves water.
Babis,Greece

 
At 29/9/09 11:20 pm, Blogger lilymarlene said...

Thank you Babis.....very very helpful information.
Since posting the above post I have actually grown some and was happy with the results. I will start again with it next spring.....and might even start some in the polytunnel and see if it likes it better in there...

 

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