I'm establishing a forest garden in northern New Mexico. Lamb's quarters (Chenopodium) and purslane (Portulaca) both grow here widely as volunteers. Has anyone purposely planted seeds in a section of their forest garden? Do they spread relentlessly? I read that purslane produces gazilions of seeds, and I've seen their tiny kind with my own eyes. Is this a bad idea? But GAWD they taste good. Same question with lamb's quarters. Their leaves are nice and mealy and full of Calcium. But... bad idea? Mike
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Yes I agree with Joseph that I don't think either of those likes other ground cover competition. I have a lawn of purslane coming up now in a annual veg area ie bare soil beneath/ between the primary crop plants. Perhaps this could be under a deciduous shrub though as they grow much earlier than anything else comes into leaf? mmm I shall give that a go and spread some seeding plants around under bushes.
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