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What is this plant growing from my home made compost

I used my home made compost and this plant is everywhere in my garden now. Please can you tell me what is i am growing? 
Many thanks 

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  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    It looks like one of the many solanum, reminds me of aubergine but not sure
    "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
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,378
    Possibly Physalis, looks like a plant given to me earlier this year
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,920
    If it was in your home made compost, it must be something you grew last year,  have a look back, it may come to you.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    edited August 2020
    Lyn said:
    If it was in your home made compost, it must be something you grew last year,  have a look back, it may come to you.

    Not necessarily; if your food waste goes into the compost bin, it could be a seedling of anything you bought to eat which had seeds in.  I agree with those who've said it looks like the solanum family, though not potato or tomato.  So aubergine is a possibility, if you eat them.  Why not plant it in a pot and see what comes of it?
  • TackTack Central South UKPosts: 895
    I agree it looks a lot like aubergine. I potted on a pumpkin plant from my compost this year. But then I read the cautionary poisonous courgette thread. As I had thrown both eating squashes and ornamental pumpkins onto the heap I both didn't want to risk myself misidentifying the type and the thought of my bees taking toxic pollen to everybody in the neighbourhood (only a prob if they gather seed for next year) meant I hurredly dispsed of it before the first bud opened. I had no idea!.
  • Could be physalis. Are the leaves soft and slightly sticky? I am still growing physalis from plants which popped up in the garden after using my home made compost. I think the temperature was never great enough to kill seeds in the compost.
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