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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?
I think thats a weed. What sort of datura did you sow?
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?
I would say so. My datura in a pot I increase from cuttings taken each year. The leaves are nothing like that.
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 ...
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:
good general weed identification page:
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 ...
Heheh - it was just the best image I could find!