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Jul 15, 2016 1:21 PM CST
New York
I think I might be growing a weed.
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Maybe these are better.
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Please excuse the reprint I'm new to this forum.
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Jul 18, 2016 6:55 AM CST
New York
Maybe these are better

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Jul 18, 2016 9:21 AM CST
Name: Carol Roberts
Huntington Beach, CA (Zone 10b)
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I don't have a clue, but I like the look of it. Someone who know something will come along.
Can't complain too loud about how the ball bounces when I'm the one who dropped it.
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Jul 18, 2016 10:04 AM CST
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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It looks like a kind of Amaranthus to me Smiling
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Jul 20, 2016 3:24 PM CST
New York
XiaoLong said:It looks like a kind of Amaranthus to me Smiling


Is that a weed?
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Jul 20, 2016 3:39 PM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Princess said:Is that a weed?

Depends who you ask...
http://wholegrainscouncil.org/...
http://www.rareseeds.com/amara...

And...
There are also benefits to your other plants when growing amaranth as a "nursery weed".

You might be interested in researching amaranth as it applies to permaculture...
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Jul 20, 2016 3:58 PM CST
Name: greene
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Princess, a little more information please. It appears to my eyes that you may have started this plant from seeds...is that correct? If so, do you remember what else you were planting at the time? If not, did you dig these up from outside and place them into the container?
I'm guessing it could be Red Root Pigweed aka Amaranthus retroflexus but that's only a guess.
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Jul 20, 2016 4:22 PM CST
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A weed is in the eye of the beholder! Smiling
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Jul 21, 2016 10:16 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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I prefer to refer to growing compost instead of weeds. ;)
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Jul 21, 2016 12:02 PM CST
Name: Tara
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Hilarious! Tiffany.
I really like Amaranth.
Really like growing compost too! Big Grin
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Jul 22, 2016 11:45 AM CST
New York
greene said:Princess, a little more information please. It appears to my eyes that you may have started this plant from seeds...is that correct? If so, do you remember what else you were planting at the time? If not, did you dig these up from outside and place them into the container?
I'm guessing it could be Red Root Pigweed aka Amaranthus retroflexus but that's only a guess.


I started these from seeds I ordered on EBay that were suppose to be pilea peperomioides, ( Sighing! yeah I know, I've learned my lesson). Of course I didn't know that it wasn't what I wanted until after they had grown. But I did know that it wasn't what I wanted. Here are pictures of the seeds.
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Jul 22, 2016 12:03 PM CST
Name: Tara
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Those seeds in fact could look like Amaranth. Smiling
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Jul 22, 2016 12:21 PM CST
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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Princess said:

Is that a weed?


Amaranth can come as weed. But some also as vegetable here Smiling

They have shiny tiny seeds in black or brown. Very similar to the seeds in the picture. Smiling
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