It can be grown in containers or in the field. A light sandy soil and full sun as well as a salty water are needed. A mild saline solution for watering - in imitation of its native seaside habitat is neccessary. Water with a Sea Salt solution NOT TABLE SALT, table salt will kill the samphire plants. Mix at a rate of one teaspoon per pint of water. Do not allow the soil to dry out it should be kept constantly moist.
Start indoors in early spring and transplant outside when the seedlings have reached just under an inch in height and the last frost date has passed.
The stalks are bright green and resemble Asparagus spears, They only attain a height of roughly 3 inches at most, generally smaller before becoming woody and unpalatable.