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How vegetables look when sprouting... source?

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Post  Amethyst42 on 6/3/2013, 2:32 pm

Perhaps I've been using the wrong keywords... Can anyone point me to a gallery of pictures that show what different vegetables look like when they're just sprouting? I have a weed problem in my box that has my home-grown compost (I told my whole family not to put weeds in there, but Evil or Very Mad )
Every time I search, I get pictures of someone's salad.
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Re: How vegetables look when sprouting... source?

Post  Unmutual on 6/3/2013, 10:59 pm

Try searching for seedling instead of sprouting. I had the same problem recently, but I was trying to identify the weeds that were sprouting.

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Re: How vegetables look when sprouting... source?

Post  brainchasm on 6/4/2013, 1:35 am

Probably not tremendously helpful, but I've noticed weeds do one thing pretty consistently:

grow faster than everything else!

Other than that, I really don't know what to tell you...cotyledons from related families all look so similar, it's dumb. I was convinced for weeks I had transplanted a crenshaw melon until some serious true leaves came out, and it turned out to be a cucumber....seed leaves are incredibly uninformative.

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Re: How vegetables look when sprouting... source?

Post  llama momma on 6/4/2013, 7:58 am

Also if you grow carrots and Queen Anne's Lace grows anywhere in the vicinity, it's nearly impossible to tell the difference till you harvest.

When you plant seeds using the 1,4,9 etc. sq. ft. garden pattern and water gently then it's usually easy to spot the weeds that grow outside of the pattern.
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Post  Frenchbean on 6/4/2013, 4:26 pm

If in doubt, pull it up and stick it in a a little pot. Very Happy Little dittie I just made up - but it will work for you. Although what llama said is true. if you follow the sowing recommendations in the book; the weed will be the one that's not in formation Wink

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Re: How vegetables look when sprouting... source?

Post  mschaef on 6/4/2013, 10:17 pm

I have this problem as well and I am going to wait til the first true leave appear. It will be easier to identify what I want growing from want has decided to grow in my squares.
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Re: How vegetables look when sprouting... source?

Post  Amethyst42 on 6/6/2013, 12:54 am

Seedling was definitely the word I was looking for!
Thanks so much everyone for all the advice. I probably did pull up a few spinach plants, but there were definitely a lot of weeds in there too! I didn't want to let the weeds get a foothold in there (roothold?).
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