Plant ID forum: What is this?

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Name: Rachel Landesfeind
Long Beach, CA
rlandesfeind
Aug 31, 2017 7:20 PM CST
I have a young vegetable garden in which I planted tomatoes, bell peppers, cilantro and basil. I went away for eight days about two weeks ago, and when I came home this healthy plant had volunteered its presence in my garden. I don't remember planting anything like this. I thought maybe it was some kind of tomato that got mixed in with my seeds, so I transplanted it into a pot. Now I'm wondering if I just potted a weed. It has large spade-shaped leaves, dainty yellow flowers and produces tendrils. The flowers don't seem to turn into any kind of fruit, at least not yet. Did I carefully dig up and repot a weed? Rolling my eyes.

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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Aug 31, 2017 7:22 PM CST

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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Aug 31, 2017 8:01 PM CST
I agree
Name: Rachel Landesfeind
Long Beach, CA
rlandesfeind
Aug 31, 2017 8:24 PM CST
I definitely did not plant cucumbers. This gardening thing is more exciting than I had anticipated! Smiling
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 1, 2017 11:10 AM CST
Did you happen to use any homemade compost? Sometimes seeds will show up in compost, or sometimes they are just a "gift from the birds".
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Name: Rachel Landesfeind
Long Beach, CA
rlandesfeind
Sep 16, 2017 8:46 PM CST
No, no compost, but the cucumber popped up right beside my bell pepper which I purchased as a young plant. Perhaps there was a cucumber seed in the soil? Anyway, the cucumber seems to be thriving!

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