Take_2
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Not what I wanted, do I keep it?

So about 3 weeks ago I decided to get off of my teen butt and start doing something productive, like planting. I decided to buy a pack of California Wonder 300 TMR Bell peppers, my parents love 'em. Prepared a lot in the backyard, threw some seed in there, and waited. A week after, I was surprised by two leaves coming out of the ground; and by the second week the plant was already right along 5 inches tall. But that was the only plant with the first true leaves and then some, the others where barley coming out yet. So I googled again, and tada, obviously not a bell pepper plant. Its a vine, since its sticking to a fence behind it, but now I'm even more confused. The leaves look somewhat like those of a grape vine, although I highly doubt its a grape. But then... what if it is? Or some other delicious fruit? So, should I just take it out? Right now its about 10 inches tall and growing, with 2 bell peppers plant getting overshadowed by it. Can you guys please help me identify it?

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tl;dr Not the plant I wanted, but do I keep it?

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It does look like grape leaf, since grape leaves come in a variety of sizes and shapes:

grape leaf images

Up to you whether you want to try to save it and grow grapes, but it will definitely shade out your bell peppers. You would need some trellising and to learn a lot about grapes.
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Take_2
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rainbowgardener wrote:Up to you whether you want to try to save it and grow grapes, but it will definitely shade out your bell peppers. You would need some trellising and to learn a lot about grapes.
It would be great if it where to be grapes. I think I'll keep it, maybe replant it a bit more to the side and move the bell peppers also. I guess the lot is growing now lol Behind the vine there is a chain link fence, can't I just let it grow over it? Actually kinda exited about this, hope it doesn't end up being any regular vine. :)

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