Ann, oh dear. Not the purslane that grows around my property. I have a very sandy driveway that goes from the front of my property to the back. The previous owner (17 years ago), ran a oil delivery truck and had a wonderful driveway and huge "parking" area for his trucks (I surely hope after 17 years that if there was any oil spillage, that is long gone by the wayside now). Our driveway is for the entranceway blacktop, the remainder deeply set road bed, somewhat after so many years, similar to hard cement. This damnable purslane even grows in the sandy, hard packed road bed (road mulch), whatever it may be called. It does grow anywhere. But yes, on the other hand, it does love the sweet soil of years and years of compost and animal manures.
The prior owner (17 long years ago) kept many, many rabbits. I think that she bred them or something like that. The barns that we removed when we moved in were very short, barely short for my 5 foot 2 inches tall stature to walk underneath. This soil where she had her rabbit barns is so fertile, always has been. Rabbit manures are wonderful, as are the horses. This area where her rabbits were kept was the place, that when we had horses (our daughters') we dumped the tons of food that came from the rear end of these beasts. It is fertile beyond the imagination of the mind. And yes, the purslane loves to grow there too. Yes, so much about purslane. I must eat it in the field instead of taking the time to put it into a bucket. Yum, yum. Have a wonderful day, best of this life. Cindi