Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
The University of California Pest Notes series provides detailed information on many garden pests. Here's the one for purslane: Pest Notes.
Clever Gardening Technique
Pin a facecloth or hand towel to your waistband to wipe the sweat off your forehead and out of your eyes while working in the garden on a hot day. Moisten with the refreshing scent of your choice -- lavender, lemon, mint, etc.