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Pot herbPot herb Posts: 43
My first post, so apologies if the photo isn't quite right.
I lost the labels on two different plants I grew from seed - this is the first, with the huge soft leaves. I can't recall sowing anything with a yellow flower, but I have four of them. Would be grateful for an ID. Thanks in advance.

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  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    I think what you have there is a mustard plant? Not an expert and get very confused between mustard and rape but pretty sure its one of those 
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • ju1i3ju1i3 Camden Town, LondonPosts: 189
    yea, definitely a brassica

  • Pot herbPot herb Posts: 43
    Thanks herbaceous, I looked mustard plant up, and it could be, but it also looks like my second mystery plant, which is much taller and has very different, hairy-backed leaves. Picture below (hopefully). 

  • Pot herbPot herb Posts: 43
    ju1i3 said:
    yea, definitely a brassica

    Thanks, ju1i3. Strangely enough, when I went to the garden centre last week to try to ID it, the only plant I could see with leaves like the first plant, was cauliflower! I wish I knew this when I was repotting them.
  • Pot herbPot herb Posts: 43
    Thank you both for your help, one last question - do you think the second plant is related to the first? I hate pulling out plants, but my garden is too tiny for these biggies - wish I knew which packet of seeds they came from so I don't accidentally grow them again next year  :)
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,611
    Brassica seeds can be present in the ground, get blown in form outside and, sometimes, turn up in packets of seed.   With practice and experience you'll learn to recognise them younger and not nurture them.  Above all, don't let them set seed unless you want a garden full of cabbage plants.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    Honestly Pot Herb I'm nowhere near clever enough to tell one brassica from another, but Obelixx is right, hoy them out now while you can.
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Pot herbPot herb Posts: 43
    Thank you both, I will definitely bin them today. This is the first time in five years of sowing seeds that I've had 'cuckoos'. As for nurturing, they were cosseted in an electric propagator :# You are right, Obelixx, I will certainly recognise them again! Again, many thanks.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,611
    It happens.  I bought a large batch of potting compost recently and used it to pot on roses, clematis and a few other plants I can't yet plant out.  Everyone single one has grown a form of persicaria with medium rounded leaves and strong dark purple markings.   Wouldn't mind but I'd just bought 3 babies of the same thing at a  spring plant fair and they're definitely too small to have bred, or even flowered.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Pot herbPot herb Posts: 43
    No! Good job you are experienced enough to know what they were. I've just remembered about a plant with yellow flowers by my front door decades ago that didn't seem to do very much, but I was young, didn't have a clue, and reluctant to pull it out. Only after a few years did I dig it up, and found a bunch of little potatoes! I'm still not sure I'd recognise it again though.
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