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07/07/2013 at 21:05

I planted some Datura seed by actually following the instructions, which were fiddly by my standards, and have produced plants as shown.  I am absolutely sure though, that I only put one seed in each pot as instructed so I'm not at all convinced that these seedlings have anything to do with Datura - in fact similar things seem to be coming up in the greenhouse at every available opportunity.  Anyone know what they are?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26909.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26910.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

07/07/2013 at 22:13

I think thats a weed. What sort of datura did you sow?

07/07/2013 at 22:34

Don't know, to be honest - white trumpet flowers and supposed to get quite big.  There are a lot of these seedlings coming up and I'm wondering if they actually came with the compost?

07/07/2013 at 22:36

I would say so. My datura in a pot I increase from cuttings taken each year. The leaves are nothing like  that.

07/07/2013 at 22:51

C'est la vie.  I shall wait until my weed tells me what it is in the hope that in the future I might recognise it in its early stages. All part of the learning curve ...

07/07/2013 at 22:59

I'm pretty sure that's the weed known as 'fat hen'.  Don't let it seed as it produces 20,000 seeds per plant - if it did come in the compost that might explain why!  See here:

http://secretgardenbattersea.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/nine-ten-big-fat-hen.html

good general weed identification page:

http://completegarden.wordpress.com/tag/garden-weeds/

07/07/2013 at 23:03

That does look remarkably similar (and I think the website was designed for my level of gardening skill, thank you Bob!) .  I think I'll bin it/them all now before they get a chance to show their mettle ...

07/07/2013 at 23:18

Heheh - it was just the best image I could find!

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