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Old 08-15-2015, 06:23 PM   #11
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Oh yes...It's Purslane and oh boy, you'll have a reaction all right....Not going to tell ya what.... You'll find out! Nothing deadly to worry about but it'll be a surprise! Let me know what you think after you've bitten off a piece and shewed it for a while.
Is it the texture or the taste...or something else entirely?
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:01 PM   #12
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Try it yet? Bawk buck buck buck
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Old 08-19-2015, 06:26 PM   #13
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Try it yet? Bawk buck buck buck
Funny, I forgot all about it, until just this morning while driving, when I decided your response would be "I'm not telling! you gotta try it." I was close...but I never thought you'd be making chicken noises!
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Sounds like you still haven't' made a grab at the purse?
And me? just passing the buck your way... Go for it....... stuff it in!
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I've yet to plant the paths...although, I did start smothering alongside where I sowed that strip of meadow...between it and the grass path. I'm hoping to seed it and smother more of the path--probably I will use path rush and any of the shorter grasses/sedges/rushes that I can find (still have lots of research to do). I'll welcome any forbs that can handle the mowing and a bit of trampling. Common violets seem like they may work well. I'm more than open to other suggestions...like the purslane--not something I'd have thought of...although, it didn't seem to show its face until a few weeks ago, and is just starting to fill in now.

I had heard that it was edible and nutritious...but, I had no idea that it was packaged and sold!

I should see about adding it to a salad...or, *possibly* just nibbling it while weeding as you suggested--although a bit of salt or something may make it more palatable--who knows. What is the texture like? (I'm second guessing the salad thing.)
Looking good so far, Dap! I didn't know purslane was native. I guess I just always assumed it wasn't, since it volunteers all over my yard!

I planted a strip of Pennsylvania Sedge right along the edge of our driveway. It's a difficult spot to grow anything because it sometimes gets walked on (and maybe driven on!). It's a low grower, seems to tolerate anything from sun to shade and it's doing great there so far. I'll have to see how it handles a winter of shoveling and heavy snow cover.

I love blue-eyed grass as well and it's on my wish list for 2016.
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Sounds like you still haven't' made a grab at the purse?
And me? just passing the buck your way... Go for it....... stuff it in!
I actually did nearly break a piece off and pop it into my mouth while weeding out a clump of crabgrass--but stopped myself since I had a mint in my mouth at the time.

So, next time the urge hits, hopefully there will be nothing to interfere with the taste experience (although I suspect it is more of a slimy texture or lip-pursing tang.
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Update, havalotta: the other day, I was weeding a small crabgrass plant in that section, and eyed the purslane. With no mint in my mouth, I had no excuse not to try it. So, I did.

It wasn't bad tasting at all...it was really pretty good...and, I couldn't figure out what you were referring to. I chewed it for a while, but, I must admit, instead of swallowing it, I spat it out (just in case I hadn't identified it correctly...or your surprise was a digestive and not taste thing.
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katjh, sometimes I find blue eyed grass growing in the lawn and my neighbor gave me a few clumps that appeared in her lawn.
I also found a few clumps of path rush growing among the crab grass.
So I guess it pays to check what is already growing on our properties.
I added both of those with the Pennsylvania sedge in the back lawn.
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It wasn't bad tasting at all...it was really pretty good...and, I couldn't figure out what you were referring to.
I found it absolutely disgustingly slippery to the palate much the same as kra hits me.
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katjh, sometimes I find blue eyed grass growing in the lawn and my neighbor gave me a few clumps that appeared in her lawn.
I also found a few clumps of path rush growing among the crab grass.
So I guess it pays to check what is already growing on our properties.
I added both of those with the Pennsylvania sedge in the back lawn.
Yes, it definitely pays to see what natives are already occurring or seeding in.

I love blue eyed grass and hope to create swaths of it in some areas.

I'm very pleased and excited that the bluets I bought and put in seem to be taking hold...and even continue to bloom sparsely. I imagine huge colonies of them in areas too. This is my first success with bluets here!
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