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Can anyone tell me what this is? It appeared in the summer in a raised bed where I had sown carrots and leeks, b



ut it doesn't look much like a carrot to me.



  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,975

    Did you taste it?


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  • WillDBWillDB Posts: 2,360

    Maybe it's a freak leek-carrot hybrid! (J/K)

    Could it be parsley?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    The leaves look like carrot.

    Did you use a lot of muck?

  • No I thought it might be poisonous.


  • The bed had previously been a compost heap.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    carrots fork if they have too rich a diet. I should think that's what's happened thereimage

  • Maybe. They were "rainbow" variety so I suppose that would explain the colour. The top of the greenery does look carroty but the the thick green stem doesn't look like anything I've seen before.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    If it's just the one and you're doubtful then compost it.

    But as far as I know nothing tastes and smells like a carrot except a carrot

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,090

    Yep, forked white carrot from the rainbow mix I reckon.  Nut is right - if it smell like a carrot, that is what it is. image

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  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Could it be Hamburg Parsley, do the leaves smell of Parsley if you crush them?

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