Gardening: Tips on How to Grow Pickleweed – Indoors

Gardening: Tips on How to Grow Pickleweed - IndoorsThe Pickleweed is classified as a succulent and can be found in North America, South Asia, South Africa and in Europe. It’s a plant that grows in salt marshes, along beaches & coastal areas and around salt lakes.

They’re herbs which means they can be eaten. It’s recommended that they be steamed, boiled or microwaved in a lot of water, with no salt (they are salty in taste) and if preferred, can be consumed raw. It is said that it tastes like spinach stems or asparagus and served in fish and seafood dishes.

You’ll find several different varieties of Pickleweed with some being more preferred than others.

While I don’t consume it, I do have two plants that are indoors. The first plant was given to me over 5 years ago and is still going strong. The second plant was given to me 2 years ago and is doing great too! I really don’t have to give them any attention other than sunlight and occasional watering.

Over the past few years I’ve learned a few things about growing them as a house plant and wanted to share those tips with you.

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Gardening: Tips on How to Grow Pickleweed – Indoors

1. They need to be in a window or near a sunny location within your home. Personally, mine ONLY do well if I keep them on a windowsill where they get a lot of sunlight.

2. Don’t plant them in huge pots! Pick a pot that is appropriate for the plant’s current size (just a little bit bigger). You want to use good potting soil with a great drainage system.

3. When it comes to watering them, you ONLY want to water them when the soil is very-dry to the touch. Then lightly water them, don’t flood them.

4. In one of my other gardening posts I shared a tip about using Green Tea to feed your house plants. Well, I use green tea all of the time to feed my Pickleweed plants and they love it.

Green Tea Plant Food: Brew a cup of green tea and let cool to room temperature. Pour it into a water spray bottle and then fill up the bottle with room temperature water. Every 2-3 weeks mist your plant with the green tea & water mixture, in addition to giving it a light watering.

5. If you have an indoor succulent garden, you can add it in with other succulents and it will do well. At least for me…they do great when added to a succulent garden.

If you’re looking for an easy-to-grow plant that you can grow indoors and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, the Pickleweed is one that I highly recommend that you try. As an added bonus, it’s edible too!

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Comments

  1. OK, I think I want to grow it to eat it sometimes. I like interesting flavors.

  2. ellen beck says:

    I had no clue what a pickleweed was. I knew it wasnt something to pickle with, so had to come over from a facebook post to find out! I dont have many windowsills tha get sun the cats dont dominate. I would have to hang it or something. It is a very different little succulent.

  3. Cathy Jarolin says:

    I really like the succulent Plants. They always look so sturdy to me. The Pickleweed plant is so cute. I haven’t had any House plants since I moved here. I did in my other home . With you here to help me with all the great tips on gardening. planting & Home plants I would really like to try again. Thank You for all your advice and tips~ :O)~~~

  4. Peggy Nunn says:

    I have not tried to grow it but like it. I think with these directions, I will get one now. Thank you for the information.

  5. Friederike says:

    What an amazing plant!! I had never heard of pickleweed and we have quite a few succulents. I am going to look around for one. I wonder how it would do outdoors?
    Thank you for sharing

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