When I first sowed it towards the end of the summer, it was a magnet for slugs/snails, so I expected not to get a crop. However, one batch survived the mollusc attentions and yesterday, having decided to remove the cloche which had been protecting the kale next to it, came the great reveal.
In other words, I tried the claytonia leaves for the first time and can report that they are possibly nicer than lettuce. There aren’t enough of them for a vast number of meals but I now know more about planting them next year.
Miner’s lettuce, as claytonia/ winter purslane is also know, might be considered a weed in some parts of the world. In any case, its flowers are already evident on the plants in my garden, possibly because the climatic conditions in Northern England are on the warm side in comparison with its native environment.