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25/11/2013 at 18:50

I know it's been mild but I found this in the garden at the weekend. A poppy head, left for decoration, has sprouted hundreds of seedlings.


25/11/2013 at 18:57

I've heard of that happening but never seen it before. There are a lot of babies there.

25/11/2013 at 18:58

Lovely photo!  It can happen if the inside gets wet (eg because of heavy rain.)  Found another image online:


25/11/2013 at 19:36

Impressed, never seen that happen before. Are you going to do something with them?

25/11/2013 at 19:48

Wow that looks fab 

25/11/2013 at 20:11

Never seen this before, very similar to leeks producing 'grass'

25/11/2013 at 20:49

I think its this weird weather. wet and mild. I have teasels doing the same thing.  The sweet peas were germinating in the pods. I planted them and now they are 2 inch high.

25/11/2013 at 21:24

It's actually gone in the green bin. I assumed that they wouldn't transplant at this time of the year and I still have half a packet of seeds left which I will start off in February. It was supposed to be black but was in fact deep purple.

25/11/2013 at 21:52

I suspect some will have dropped to the ground and will perform for you next year.


26/11/2013 at 07:46

I can remember on the farm, in some very wet years,fields with the ears of wheat germinating on the stalk - a crop and a whole year's work ruined 

04/12/2013 at 16:26

How strange, I've never heard of this happening before.

04/12/2013 at 16:48

I had never heard of it either. I was in Cuba a few years back, travelling by train and saw fence posts sprouting with new leaves as the growing conditions are so good there.

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