Also known as
Spring beauty, Miner's lettuce, Winter purslane, Cuban spinach
4 months to reach maturity
Miner's Lettace Overview
A small succulent annual with racemes of white blooms. It grows naturally on moist disturbed waste ground in partial shade but equally on dry sandy light soils. It's young leaves can also be eaten.
Common problems with Miner's Lettace
How to propagate Miner's Lettace
Sow spring or autumn in situ. The seed usually germinates rapidly.
Special features of Miner's Lettace
In a cool acid soil under trees it usually self-sows freely and grows all year round
Other uses of Miner's Lettace
Flowers, Leaves, Roots
Salad: autumn sown varieites
These tasty leaves can be sown outdoors in September and under-cover over winter
Edibles to Sow Under Cover in December
Grow these on a sunny windowsill or in a heated propagator for winter picking.