Forum home Plants

Can anyone identify these seedlings?

angrycloudangrycloud Posts: 7
edited May 2020 in Plants
So a bunch of seeds were mistakenly sown about the garden, and there are things coming up but no one's sure if they're plants or just weeds. Could anyone possibly identify them? There's this one:



and this one:


If they are a result of the seeds, they will be vegetable plants of some sort, but they could very well just be weeds. Thanks for any help or thoughts you can give!

Posts

  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,349
    Cucumbers or courgettes to my eye.  Fairly sure they are not weeds. 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,661
    As KOG says - also possibly squash - maybe even melon!
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 10,548
    I agree, it could be any of the cucurbits mentioned by @KeenOnGreen or @Pete.8
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • foxwalesfoxwales Posts: 66
    Top look like marrow/courgette. Bottom ones look like squash
  • angrycloudangrycloud Posts: 7
    foxwales said:
    Top look like marrow/courgette. Bottom ones look like squash
    I agree, it could be any of the cucurbits mentioned by @KeenOnGreen or @Pete.8
    Pete.8 said:
    As KOG says - also possibly squash - maybe even melon!
    Cucumbers or courgettes to my eye.  Fairly sure they are not weeds. 
    Thanks guys, I thought they looked like cucurbits as well, only as far as I know there were no squash etc seeds. Somewhat of a mystery. I think I'll just let them grow on for now. Thanks again for your input everyone!
  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,207
    Did you have any part of a cucumber/courgette/general squash in your compost?  A mistake I will not repeat although I did grow some of the plants out of curiosity!
    "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
  • angrycloudangrycloud Posts: 7
    Did you have any part of a cucumber/courgette/general squash in your compost?  A mistake I will not repeat although I did grow some of the plants out of curiosity!
    It's my stepfather's so I'm unsure, but it could very well be a possibility. There's not much else growing where they are though, so I think I'll let them grow for a bit for curiosity's sake! Wouldn't mind a free cucumber or two haha. 
Sign In or Register to comment.