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May 8, 2018 5:13 PM CST
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Hello all, 2 weeks ago I set up my elevated raised bed(2ft off ground) with an organic potting mix from Walmart and some of my own kitchen scrap and grass clipping (well composted) compost. Today I noticed these little plants growing throughout the bed, the entire stalk comes out easily with a tug but what are they, and where did they come from? Thanks in advance
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May 8, 2018 5:14 PM CST
Name: Connie
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Perhaps tomatoes (from kitchen scrap).
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May 9, 2018 7:45 AM CST
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Looks more like a cucurbit to me (melon, squash.) Did you compost some scraps from something like that? ... or are you asking about the tiny things?
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May 9, 2018 9:33 AM CST
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The tiny plants look like tomatoes. I am assuming farmerbob919 planted the cucumber/melon/squash looking things.
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May 11, 2018 12:55 AM CST
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looks like tomatoes seedling,
But pepper could also be another possibility, soon after true leaves appear it will be clear
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May 11, 2018 9:39 AM CST
South
Thanks for the replies. I used apple, bananas/peels and orange peels, tomatoes scraps in the compost. But its been sitting for over a years mixed with mostly grass clippings so it was pretty much black dirt before I mixed it with potting mix...Is there not any chance the store bought potting mix had any seeds in it?
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May 11, 2018 9:41 AM CST
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My thought is it's your tomatoes since the seeds can survive composting. I've gone through it.
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