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East Midlands, UK
Jun 3, 2020 7:57 AM CST
Hi all,

I recently planted tomatoes in pots. Now I've got a bunch of plants that look different from each other. I tried looking online and it seems some of them are actually weeds! Could you help me understand if what I'm growing is tomato or weeds please? I know it sounds weird but it's the first time I'm growing tomatoes and totally confused :D Thank you!

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Jun 3, 2020 8:08 AM CST
None of those are tomatoes.
East Midlands, UK
Jun 3, 2020 8:19 AM CST
Uh oh!!! Thanks for your reply! I think the garden is being taken overr... running to deweed them all
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Jun 3, 2020 8:21 AM CST

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The first picture is of some sort of lambsquarters (Chenopodium).

The second picture appears to be of a tomato.

In the third picture, there are tomato leaves in the lower left corner, but most of what can be seen is smartweed and lambsquarters.

Tomato leaves have a very strong, very distinctive scent. If you crush a small part of a leaf, it will be obvious.
East Midlands, UK
Jun 3, 2020 8:22 AM CST
Thank you so much!
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Jun 3, 2020 8:27 AM CST
Ditto on number 2 being tomato.

Lambsquarter isn't necessarily a weed... related to spinach, tastes like chard... supposed to be one of the healthiest vegetables [to eat] in the entire garden!

Smartweed is also a food plant...

gardeningnoobie said:I think the garden is being taken overr... running to deweed them all

Don't do that! We weren't able to find any weeds!
[Last edited by stone - Jun 3, 2020 8:31 AM (+)]
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jun 3, 2020 2:12 PM CST
That depends upon your definition of a weed. If you are trying to grow a tomato, Lamb's Quarters and Smartweed are weeds. Hilarious!
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