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FritillaryFritillary Posts: 498
Please could someone identify this seedling for me please. The seed was like a small bean, slightly kidney shape and a pinky colour with brown markings. It sprouted quite quickly and now looks like this. Thank you.


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,423
    Just out of curiosity, what did you think you sowed?
  • FritillaryFritillary Posts: 498
    Thank you  for your replies. If it is a lupin it must be a unusual variety. As the second leaves are quite finely cut.  
    It was a mixed seed box from Lidl.  I picked out the large seeds and sowed them individually. Then I sieved the rest and sowed the small seeds. The rest of the seeds I am going to sow into pots. (Instead of having summer bedding in them.) Pictures below. Thank you. 

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    edited May 2019
    Those curly ones are marigolds.  What a cunning plan, to sort them and sow them separately.  What a lot of seedlings you've got!  Your borders will be stunning.

    The picture on the box includes cosmos, those have finely divided leaves.
  • FritillaryFritillary Posts: 498
     Does anybody have an idea what the seeds are next to the nasturtiums in the envelope. I am wondering if the ones in the first picture are some type of climber. I will have to post more pictures as they develop. There are a lot of red coloured seedlings in the trays, I am wondering if they might be Amaranthus caudatus.       
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    I have done exactly the same in the past with a 'bee & butterfly' mix, although I sorted mine on a large sheet of white paper with a cocktail stick and magnifying glass!  :) It was indeed worth it as I could then plant in groups and had some lovely surprises.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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