Common plants will inevitably appear aesthetic fatigue after long-term maintenance. At this time, we can look for new plants! Purslane is generally grown in the wild, but also as a vegetable to eat. We choose to plant it in the flowerpot at home. It's really innovative and useful! Now follow 360 common sense net to understand!
Because purslane grows in the wild, it is very tenacious in vitality. It can almost live when planted. And because it has a great effect on improving human health, it is also known as the "king of medicine". Planting one of them in a flowerpot is not bad for viewing. When you want to eat, you can pick a few directly, which is convenient and practical!
Planting method of Portulaca oleracea L
1. Pick some purslane from the outside, remember to connect the roots, so as to facilitate future planting.
2. Prepare some soft and breathable soil, preferably slightly acidic, so that the growth effect will be better.
3. Then you can plant the amaranth buds with roots into the soil. When planting, remember to compact the soil.
4. After the planting is completed, the water can be poured to wait for its growth and germination.
After purslane itself grows vigorously, it does not lose the ornamental value of some potted plants. The key is that after people eat it, it has the effect of clearing away heat, removing fire and black hair. But if you want purslane to grow vigorously, you can't be careless in the maintenance.
Light: Portulaca oleracea is a kind of plant that likes light very much. Most potted plants need shade in summer, but Portulaca oleracea doesn't need it at all. Even if it is direct sunlight, it will not affect its growth. And generally, the more abundant the sunshine, the more vigorous the branches and leaves will be, and the pot will be full in a few days!
Watering: I don't know if you have found that the branches and leaves of Portulaca are fleshy, so they play a very good role in water storage, which indirectly shows that we don't need to water it a lot in general, and we can keep it dry and wet at ordinary times. In summer, we need to control water during the dormancy period; in winter, because of the low temperature, we can keep the basin soil dry directly.
Fertilization: we also need to fertilize Portulaca in the period of vigorous growth. We can choose thin nitrogen fertilizer as the fertilizer, so that the leaves of Portulaca will be more green after sufficient fertilizer is added.
Pruning: pruning is very important for a plant. In order to ensure the growth and beauty of purslane, we can choose to prune it regularly.
Portulaca oleracea is rich in dihydroxyethylamine, malic acid, glucose, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin E, carotene, vitamin B, vitamin C and other nutrients. Portulaca oleracea has a prominent feature in nutrition. Its omega-3 fatty acid content is higher than that of people and plants. Omega-3 fatty acids can inhibit the absorption of bile acid, reduce the concentration of blood cholesterol and improve the elasticity of blood vessel wall, which is very beneficial to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Purslane can be eaten raw or cooked, and soft stems can be cooked like spinach. But if you are not used to its strong taste, don't use too much. The leaves on the top of purslane stems are soft and can be cooked like watercress. They can be used for soups or for sauces, mayonnaise and stews. Purslane is made with chopped radish or mashed potato, or with onions or tomatoes. Its stems and leaves can be pickled with vinegar.