chubwolf
Full Member
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:56 pm
Location: los angeles

can anyone identify this plant?

Hi everyone.
I built my beds, added my soil and fertilizer and seeds. a few things have started to come through, but some containers seemed quite barren, now a couple of little shoots are poking through. I don't know if they are weeds or seeds. any idea? I planted hot peppers, several types of tomato and some bell peppers. unfortunately for me, I forgot to label the pots. But I think I should be expecting peppers in the pot in the picture.

Thank you
Attachments
plant.jpg
plant.jpg (49.8 KiB) Viewed 546 times

User avatar
!potatoes!
Greener Thumb
Posts: 1901
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:13 pm
Location: wnc - zones 6/7 line

Re: can anyone identify this plant?

looks like lambsquarters, or a close relative (you didn't plant quinoa, did you?)...most likely a weed, but a good, edible one in my book.

User avatar
applestar
Mod
Posts: 28026
Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 11:21 pm
Location: Zone 6, NJ (3/M)4/E ~ 10/M

Re: can anyone identify this plant?

Looks like lamb's quarters.

It is considered a weed, but if this IS lambs quarter's (be sure of the ID) it's one of the edible ones and are sometimes intentionally cultivated and there are cultivated varieties as well as the wild ones.

Nutritious. Nutty flavor great in salad when young and tasty as cooked greens with stems removed when older.

Edit: ah! Potatoes got a post in ahead of me! :wink:
Learning never ends because we can share what we've learned. And in sharing our collective experiences, we gain deeper understanding of what we learned.

chubwolf
Full Member
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:56 pm
Location: los angeles

Re: can anyone identify this plant?

Thank you. I'm now a bit disappointed,but at least It shows I don't kill everything. I can grow edible weeds.

btrowe1
Senior Member
Posts: 202
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:57 pm
Location: South Glens Falls Ny,Zone 4B

Re: can anyone identify this plant?

:-() :-()

User avatar
IndyGerdener
Green Thumb
Posts: 392
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:32 pm
Location: Greenwood, Indiana

Re: can anyone identify this plant?

Definately a common weed in my garden... Didnt know it was edible. I will try them this year when they start invading my garden!! Thanks

User avatar
!potatoes!
Greener Thumb
Posts: 1901
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:13 pm
Location: wnc - zones 6/7 line

Re: can anyone identify this plant?

i've said this before, but lambquarters is probably my favorite summer cooking green. i go for that before anything i planted (kale, chard, etc)

Return to “Vegetable Gardening Forum”