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What is this Seedling?

Hi all,


I need some help identifying what this seedling is.  My daughter planted it at Brownies as part of her badge but she doesn't know what it is and I have not seen anything like it.  The seed was fairly large, brown with a pointy end.  I guess we put it in upside down as the shoots went down then turned upwards.  It has three shoots coming out of the same seed which I haven't seen before.  I have checked and there is definately only one seed in there!







  • I think it looks like a runner bean seed

    Hampshire Gardener
  • The seed was the wrong shape for that.  Also three large stems from one seed?

  • Not sure then is that the seed on the worktop behind the plant

    Hampshire Gardener
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    How large is fairly large? and how long from planting seed to what you've got now?

    Was it a hard nutty looking seed? Was it a windowsill germination?

  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 5,016

    The seed on the bench looks like some sort of Bean but you might need to wait till the leaves unfold a bit more before you can work out what it is. When it has developed a bit more try again or just ask the Brownie pack leader what it is

    AB Still learning

  • It was windowsill germination.  Around 1/2 inch x 2/3 inch, brown, tear shaped but round not flat.  It took around 3 weeks to germinate and is now approx 10 days old and is 7 inches tall.





  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    I'd assumed that the seed in question was still in the pot. The items on the bench look like hazel nuts to me.

    Some sort of bean is a likely seed to have given a child to germinate. 

  • no sorry forget the items on the work top I was getting my christmas stuffing ready, they are my chestnuts! image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    I'm going to need to see the leaves open before I can make any sort of assessment and even then........

  • DaintinessDaintiness EssexPosts: 980

    Maybe this is too obvious a question but did you or your daughter ask Brownies what the seed was?

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