Plant ID forum→Mystery seedling

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chicago, IL
Jun 3, 2018 7:02 AM CST
I'm planting tomatoes in a raised bed. The potting soil was sold with the raised bed and is brand new. We've started getting a bunch of these seedlings that we can't identify. They seem to be coming from black seeds and the leaves are thick and a bit rubbery. No noticeable smell when you run the leaves, so it doesn't seem like an herb. Any ideas what this might be?
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Name: Porkpal
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Jun 3, 2018 7:44 AM CST
Lots of seedlings look alike at this stage, but this makes me think of a melon or squash of some type. It will be easier to ID when it grows the next set of leaves.
Name: greene
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Jun 3, 2018 8:09 AM CST
Your soil and the concrete are covered with seeds. They look a bit like Elm seeds. Is there an Elm or similar tree above this garden area?
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chicago, IL
Jun 3, 2018 9:57 AM CST
Oh my gosh, you may be right, Greene! I looked up elm seedlings, and my little seedlings look like elm. I never thought some of those elm seeds that had been littering my yard from my neighbor's elm tree could actually grow into real trees!


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