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Any ideas what these are?

Post: #261881 Graye
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:14 am

I seem to have managed to lose the label on this tray. I initially thought they were tomatoes but they don't look like any of the others I have. They don't have that smell either, although they don't smell of anything much. They are vigourous and about 4 inches tall. Any ideas anyone?

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Post: #261885 Odsox
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:40 am

They look like Huckleberries or Wonderberries as they are marketed this side of the pond.
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Post: #261886 Millymollymandy
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:40 am

Sorry I don't recognise them, but they are not tomatoes.
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Post: #261887 Graye
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:53 am

They all sprang up together in one little pot in a tray of what was otherwise French beans. I transplanted them into this tray when they just had the first two leaves on and they definitely looked like vigorous tomatoes at that point, they have the same hairy stems. I've been through all the seeds I have and the only possibility seems to be some datura seeds a friend in Spain gave me but I can't imagine even I would be daft enough to plant them in with veggies. I think they must have tipped in there by mistake. Anyone any ideas what datura seedlings look like?
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Post: #261889 Davie Crockett
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:59 am

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Post: #261892 Graye
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:19 pm

Still not sure about daturas, the leaves and stems on these are hairy, like tomatoes, and quite soft. The daturas seem shinier and stiffer somehow. I can't think I had any huckleberry seeds either. Perhaps I'll have to wait until they develop a bit more. And I'll go through my seed box again. I don't think I'll be planting them out with the salad veggies just yet though...
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Post: #261908 MKG
Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:42 pm

I think I'd go datura too. We have several in the greenhouse at the moment - and at this stage (about that of those in the photo), they're hairy and soft.

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Post: #261915 Odsox
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:55 pm

Just went and found some of mine for you.
The first is a seedling that's will be an ex-huckleberry by the time you read this, and the second is a more mature one I found in the pea row.
That one is just about to flower.

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Post: #261926 Green Aura
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:27 pm

Are you growing any potato leaf variety tomatoes? They look a bit similar to those. But only a bit :wink:
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Post: #261928 Graye
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:58 pm

No, just basic moneymaker & tom thumb. It's that first pair of leaves that are so distinctive (and tomato like). They don't look like those on the huckleberry and there aren't any on that photo Davie Crockett posted so I can't compare. Are they similar on your daturas, MKG? I remember looking for some purple upright datura seeds I had but couldn't find them - otherwise I'm positive I've only planted veggies or salad stuff this year. I bought geraniums and begonias as plugs as an experiment (great value too...) so didn't actually open up any seed packs.
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Post: #261931 Green Aura
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:04 pm

Well it'll be a nice surprise when you eventually find out.

Incidentally we planted a tray of Tagetes and when they sprouted we got one healthy calendula amongst them all - definitely out of the same seed packet. So you could still be in for some surprise tomatoes
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Post: #261937 red
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:20 pm

physallis?
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Post: #261943 MKG
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:26 pm

red wrote:physallis?


I thought that was an STD :lol: :lol:

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Re: Any ideas what these are?

Post: #261945 oldjerry
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:32 am

You've been sniffin those Daturas !

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Post: #261950 Rosendula
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:00 am

They look like my sunflowers.
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