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What is this....vegetable? (Here's hoping!)


Ok, so I think I've been a bit silly. 

Basically, I've just come back from three weeks holiday and have been weeding a bed where I planted red Brussel sprout seeds a while ago. These don't look quite like a sprout...which either means my sprouts haven't germinated and these are weeds which have sprouted up very quickly, or these are actually Brussels. Any ideas? First time gardener fail! 



  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Hi Charlotte. I'm a novice veg grower and can't ID your plant but I'm growing a variety of Brussels sprouts called "red delicious" for the first time. This is what my seedlings look like.


    Don't know if this helps?

  • Hmm. Yours look more purple with a smoother leaf. I'm worried  I've been tenderly encouraging weeds to grow now haha! 

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    I've no idea what they're supposed to look like either image

    I sowed mine indoors and planted out a couple of days ago.

    Hopefully a proper veg grower will be along later to advise us both image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,428

    Thats not a brussels sprout.

    Brussela have smooth leaves like  kitty posted.

  • Oh dear :( what a waste of time! i better see if I can find something else to fill the bed!. 

  • The leaves look very similar to these ...image

    which could mean it's one of these which self seeded in my garden.


  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    looks a bit like black mustard seedling? or a weird looking radish maybe? or possibly red dead nettle? but definitely not a sprout

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    Is that a verbascum Faywray? Everyone else gets dandlions! image

  • image

    Heres another picture. Not a happy gardener! 

  • B3B3 Posts: 26,981


    In London. Keen but lazy.
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