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08/06/2014 at 21:32


I received my new allotment this week and am very new to veg growing.

The allotment already has some things growing in among the weeds, like rhubarb and blackcurrant, but there are a few things I'm not sure of.

The first one is the small plant above. The second is the tall one, I have a feeling this one is definitely there on purpose as it looks like it is on other plots supported by canes.


08/06/2014 at 21:41

the top one is Euphorbia lathyris, caper spurge

Could we see a bit more of the other one, the leaves maybe and a view of the whole plant.

At first sight it doesn't look like something you would support with canes on an alotment

08/06/2014 at 21:48

The second one looks like some thing that has gone to seed - perhaps spinach?

08/06/2014 at 21:56

The best thing to do is introduce yourself to other allotment owners.  Ask advice and see what they have and what they do.  As long as you don't take up all their time I'm sure many would be pleased to give you tips.  It may be daunting but you will be seeing the same people for many years. Gardeners are usually very helpful with advice - but always worth a check on here or google

08/06/2014 at 22:05

 Thanks. This is the only other photo I have of that plant. I think it's definitely gone to seed  but the plot next to mine has the same think in a cane frame. Hopefully I'll bump into them soon do I can ask.

08/06/2014 at 22:08

That's spinach or chard or something like that.

08/06/2014 at 22:16

Thanks nutcutlet.

08/06/2014 at 22:24

Could it be mustard or mustard greens?

08/06/2014 at 22:26

Looks like spinach, gone to seed.

09/06/2014 at 08:35

I think I'm going with nutcutlest's suggestion of Swiss Chard.

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