Celery and the cuckoo in the nest
This year I decided to grow celery for the first time. I planted it ages ago in the propagator, and pretty quickly a single reddish seedling popped up. Some time later, other green seedlings appeared. Now it is clear that the red one was a 'cuckoo in the nest', and the green ones are the celery. Does anyone have any idea what the reddish plant is? - it's not willow herb, which I did consider. But the habit is quite different from the willow herb in the garden. It is slow growing too, so wouldn't make a successful weed. And also, does celery speed up? I have never known anything grow so slowly. It is in the greenhouse now - I shall prick it out soon. At the rate it has been growing, I could probably expect a harvest in 2016.