Miner's Lettuce - Claytonia
I'm always on the lookout for plants that do well in the off seasons. The leafy plant Claytonia looks interesting. Like spinach and purslane it is high in vitamin C and does well in cooler temperatures of the late Fall and early Spring.
"It was called miner’s lettuce after the Goldrush miners who valued its high vitamin C content to ward off scurvy. 100 grams of claytonia contains a third of your daily requirement of Vitamin C, 22 percent of the Vitamin A, and 10 percent of the iron. So this little leaf packs a nutritional punch. Claytonia is succulent and almost-meaty to eat. It will also withstand cooking – so is excellent as an alternative to spinach – and it is very easy to grow. Though claytonia will grow in the spring/summer, its real value is in providing us with winter greens from October or November right up until April of the following year."
I'll have to pick some seeds up and see how it does.