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This can't possibly be a weed...

Post  tumtumsback on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 7:28

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

Post  camprn on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 7:32

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 Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 7:39

Should I transplant it into something different?! I don't want my Broccoli compromised!

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Post  camprn on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 7:46

@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 Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 7:49

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 Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 8:05

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

Post  sanderson on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 11:25

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 Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 12:10

@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 Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 12:59

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

Post  FamilyGardening on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 14:01

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 Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 14:27

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

Post  boffer on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 14:30

I wouldn't get that unknown seedling anywhere near a drug-sniffing dog.

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

Post  plantoid on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 14:42

Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Nice one Boffer.

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It's a weed.

Post  Rahab222 on Mon 10 Mar 2014 - 1:01

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

Post  tumtumsback on Wed 14 May 2014 - 17:05

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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