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This can't possibly be a weed...

Post  tumtumsback on 3/9/2014, 10:28 am

Just FYI, this soil (premade MM) came from a guy who was recommended through this forum. I've had these Broccoli planted for a month now... and this little thing just popped up -- WHAT IS IT?! So confused  thinking 



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Post  camprn on 3/9/2014, 10:32 am

I see a nice wee broccoli seedling and maybe a weed, maybe a treasure. Seeds are everywhere and sometimes survive the composting process. This is not an indication of failure on the part of the compost manufacturer. It is all good! Let it grow a while and let's look at it again.  Very Happy 

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Post  tumtumsback on 3/9/2014, 10:39 am

Should I transplant it into something different?! I don't want my Broccoli compromised!
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Post  camprn on 3/9/2014, 10:46 am

@tumtumsback wrote:Should I transplant it into something different?! I don't want my Broccoli compromised!
No worries, all should be well for a week or so, enough time and room in that pot to figure out that the new plant is.

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Post  tumtumsback on 3/9/2014, 10:49 am

And when I figure out what it is, then what will I do with it? I already have 12 broccoli and don't need any more... This Is scaring me  Embarassed
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Post  camprn on 3/9/2014, 11:05 am

@tumtumsback wrote:And when I figure out what it is, then what will I do with it? I already have 12 broccoli and don't need any more... This Is scaring me  Embarassed
You are overreacting. Don't worry and give it a little bit of time.  Wink
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Post  sanderson on 3/9/2014, 2:25 pm

Or you can just gently tease it out of the Mix and transplant it to a separate pot.
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Re: This can't possibly be a weed...

Post  camprn on 3/9/2014, 3:10 pm

@sanderson wrote:Or you can just gently tease it out of the Mix and transplant it to a separate pot.
This is an option. It typically is best to transplant something after it gets it's true leaves.

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Post  sanderson on 3/9/2014, 3:59 pm

Camp, true, after they get the first set of true leaves.   That agreed, I recently teased seedlings out of vermiculite before the true leaves appeared, but vermiculite is gentle stuff.  I felt like a transplant surgeon! It was tedious.
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Post  FamilyGardening on 3/9/2014, 5:01 pm

if you didn't plan this unknown seedling and don't want it....take small scissors and cut the head off and it wont bother you again  Very Happy 

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Re: This can't possibly be a weed...

Post  Kelejan on 3/9/2014, 5:27 pm

Oh dear! Your brocolli being compromised? That will never do. Don't panic, if you bring up your brocolli properly you should not have any worries.
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Post  boffer on 3/9/2014, 5:30 pm

I wouldn't get that unknown seedling anywhere near a drug-sniffing dog.
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Post  plantoid on 3/9/2014, 5:42 pm

Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Nice one Boffer.
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It's a weed.

Post  Rahab222 on 3/10/2014, 4:01 am

It's a weed.  I get these all the time in the Mel's Mix I mix myself.  It's no big deal, just pull it out.  There is no way to completely eliminate weeds, but the Mel's Mix sure cuts down on these.  I absolutely refuse to use mushroom compost anymore, as all these little mushrooms crop up in my boxes overnight.  These are from the compost and I just pull them out.

I also have a self-contained, Lifetime composter.  It grows all sorts of things as the compost is deteriorating, but when it's finished, all I have is the black gold.
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Post  tumtumsback on 5/14/2014, 8:05 pm

Rahab,

Thank you so much for the feedback. There have been a lot of little guys popping up here and there ~ I just take em out from time to time, no big deal!  

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