There is this weed in my garden that many years ago, I spent a lot of time removing. It wasn’t difficult to remove but it was a very hardy plant, growing even in places where it’s too dry for anything else to grow. Then after all that time, I discovered that it’s an edible weed that’s also very nutritious. Huge regret! Who doesn’t want free food without all the work?
No fear, now the purslane is back with a vengeance! It started up again when the other plants were suffering in the recent summer dry heat. It’s growing in pots where I have lettuce, spring onion, peas, etc. We think the purslane (also called pigweed) tastes a bit like lettuce and would do very well in a salad. I can’t find the original news article that made me realise I was throwing away a good thing then but here’s a good article on growing purslane .