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May 12, 2016 8:30 AM CST
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Hey guys on Earth day at my job they were giving away some plants and I picked up this little guy. I was in a hurry and did not get any information. He's come a long way, only had two tiny leaves when I got him. Can someone please help me identify??? Thanks!

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May 12, 2016 9:11 AM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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Probably a squash, watch for swelling behind the flower buds which will make the fruits. They make male and female flowers, the male ones won't have a swelling. It should continue to trail so plant it in the ground if you can.

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May 12, 2016 9:14 AM CST
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pumpkin, squash, cucumber? something to eat anyway!
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May 12, 2016 9:29 AM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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I thought cucumber for a start but they usually send out tendrils which it could still do. Some squash have tendrils too.

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May 12, 2016 9:34 AM CST
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What all above said.
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May 12, 2016 9:45 AM CST
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louisgon3 said:
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I agree that it looks like some kind of squash plant. I agree

I know you didn't ask but in your third photo there is a square pot - those look like chives.
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May 12, 2016 10:04 AM CST
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Thanks for your input! Unfortunately I can't plant it in the ground. Can I plant it in a big pot? What would be my best option?
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May 12, 2016 10:08 AM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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A big pot will have to do, but watch to see how it grows. If it's cucumber and makes tendrils you might need to put canes in for it to grow up.

You will find out more when the small fruits form, cucumber will be elongated and spiky looking.
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May 12, 2016 10:16 AM CST
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greene said:

I agree that it looks like some kind of squash plant. I agree

I know you didn't ask but in your third photo there is a square pot - those look like chives.



Yes I have some chives going Smiling
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May 12, 2016 11:53 AM CST
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JRsbugs said:A big pot will have to do, but watch to see how it grows. If it's cucumber and makes tendrils you might need to put canes in for it to grow up.

You will find out more when the small fruits form, cucumber will be elongated and spiky looking.



Any suggestions on the size of the pot?
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May 12, 2016 12:08 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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Maybe 10 inches wide and at least deep?
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