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Plant I.D.

Is this a Chrysanthemum seedling? I have looked at different pages and websites and this looks like one. Will the rabbits eat it and what can I do to protect it so they can't get to it?
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Re: Plant I.D.

I can't tell for sure, but I am thinking it is more likely a tree seedling, perhaps maple.

My yard is full of tree seedlings right now -- oak, maple, redbud and others.
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Re: Plant I.D.

Looks more like a tree seedling to me, too
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Re: Plant I.D.

This is another plant that is growing in the back, this looks more like a mum then the other one.
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Re: Plant I.D.

How to protect from the rabbits, find a cast off dog crate or one you can buy cheap. Take the tray out of the bottom and set it over the seedlings. Old dog crates work very well, even keeps squirrels out.

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You don't think the new picture is a tomato plant? I get volunteer tomatoes anywhere I use my compost.
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Re: Plant I.D.

I don't think the first pic is the same plant as the second pic.

I think it (#2)looks pretty similar to chrysanthemum. It also looks similar to marigold.

I don't think tomato.
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Re: Plant I.D.

The second is a different seedling, there are no tomato plants anywhere near these plants. Would a milk crate do as well? Or would it block the sun too much?

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If you put tomatoes in your compost pile and then use the finished compost in the garden, you WILL get volunteer tomatoes, whether or not there is a tomato plant anywhere around.
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Re: Plant I.D.

The more I look at marigold seedlings, the more it looks like marigold.
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Re: Plant I.D.

...but... Your first one is a tomato, right, Lindsay?
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Hahahaha! S***balls! I *did* mean to post that one as a reference to tomato seedling and note it's fuzzy stem! Iyiyi! I worked16 hours today!
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Re: Plant I.D.

Milk crate would block too much light. It would be great for hardening off plants but not long term for plants that need full sun. Rabbits usually are most active early in the morning right around sunrise and then again right around sunset. If you have the time to move the crate every day it just might work.



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