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25/07/2014 at 20:44

Afternoon all, 
Toiling in my veg patch on a lovely summers eve, thought I'd be naughty and have a look at how my parsnips are coming on, and the roots don't look like parsnip roots! 
Looks like I forgot my label my plants. 
Any ideas what they are guys?!?

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 Katherine

 

KEF
25/07/2014 at 21:04

Katherine I can't enlarge the photo but the tops look like parsnip to me. What does the root look like ? I wouldn't expect much root now. However I'm no expert so hopefully someone else will reply to you

25/07/2014 at 21:20

The one in the middle and the leaf to the upper right are tomatoes!

25/07/2014 at 21:29
They are all the same, with lettuce in the background. I've never even brought tomatoes seeds!!!
KEF
25/07/2014 at 21:33

Bob I can only see lettuce and one plant, sideways on, and can't see a tomato

I'm off to spec savers asap

25/07/2014 at 21:45

Tomatoes have a very distinctinctive smell to the leaves, easily confirmed or eliminated. I can't it see clearly enough to offer an opinion

25/07/2014 at 21:53

If you can get a Parsnip to form on that plants root, save to seed - you'll make a fortune 

25/07/2014 at 22:32

They are Tomatoes, not Parsnip.

25/07/2014 at 22:58

You don't have to buy tomato seeds, just throw a few over-ripe ones on the compost heap and the seeds will be distributed by whoever ate the fruit.

26/07/2014 at 07:12

I have some tomatoes in my vegetable garden which I didn't plant !. Very nice bonus , particularly as I had decided not to grow any this year. Freebies will taste even sweeter.

26/07/2014 at 10:54

I thought you could only grow tomatoes in a greenhouse. 

26/07/2014 at 19:31

Well, bonus tomatoes will do! I guess I will see as soon as they start to flower.
Thanks guys.

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