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What is this plant?

Postby global8936 » Jul 26, 2012 1:02 pm

I found it growing in my garden attached to my tomatoes with tendrils. it could be a vegetable that i totally forgot about or maybe just a weed. please help.
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Re: What is this plant?

Postby Jersm » Jul 26, 2012 1:08 pm

im really not sure but the yellwo flower and the vines tell me its a cucumber plant acutally.

maybe it was starved of light and got really tall under the tomato shade trying to reach the sun.
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Re: What is this plant?

Postby Eeyore » Jul 26, 2012 2:59 pm

It is a squash of some sort.
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Re: What is this plant?

Postby OGrubber » Jul 27, 2012 8:51 am

From the size of the blossom, it can be either cucumber or melon.
When you moved it, did the foliage have a slight cucumber scent? If so, then most likely cucumber and not melon.
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Re: What is this plant?

Postby AdamB » Jul 30, 2012 9:17 pm

The leaves look like squash to me.
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Re: What is this plant?

Postby global8936 » Jul 30, 2012 10:30 pm

I have never planted cucumber. And no it did not have a cucumber scent. I did throw around some watermelon seeds last year when i was just getting into gardening. Could it be watermelon? it also didn't like the full sun, so obviously it was ideal for it to stay in the tomato plant shade. it almost wilted away to nothing but its making a comeback.
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Re: What is this plant?

Postby OGrubber » Jul 31, 2012 9:06 am

global8936 wrote:.... Could it be watermelon?

Nope.

global8936 wrote:.... it also didn't like the full sun, so obviously it was ideal for it to stay in the tomato plant shade.....

Not necessarily.
Whenever you move something from one location to another there is a certain amount of transplant shock and "hardening off" might be required when the move results in entirely different growing conditions.
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Re: What is this plant?

Postby global8936 » Aug 02, 2012 11:20 pm

ya your right. well anyways the plant is doing ok and growing. I guess i'll let it grow and find out eventually what it is.
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Re: What is this plant?

Postby Jersm » Aug 03, 2012 10:53 am

I d go all in saying its a cucumber.
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Re: What is this plant?

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Aug 03, 2012 11:47 am

Your mystery plant could also be a melon from your compost pile...I had something growing unexpectedly one year and it turned out to be cantaloupe from my veggie scraps.
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