Sunday, July 18, 2010

Beet or Not To Beet? (Updated Photos/Video) OUT OF HERE

Found out this is a "Redroot Pigweed".  This plant is coming out as soon as I get home.  Will be put in a black trash bag and put in the trash.  I don't want it reproducing.  I hope that I catch it in time.  Thanks Linda Lehmusvirta, CTG and Linda Lehmusvirta, A& M.

Previously Posted 06/27/2010-I think this plant will be a beet. The reason I say this is that I turned this bed for my spring planting and there were beet seeds previously sowed in this bed and only a few sprouted. If it is a beet, then I don't think it will last as the package says this variety is sensitive to heat (Ferry-Morse Beet, Tall Top Early Wonder). If you recognize this as a beet plant, could you let me know? I am going to allow this plant to grow and see what happens. It is nestled in between 2 eggplants, onions and carrots, so it is not harming anything, but I am not sure what it could be.








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Update (07/18/10)-I have been doing more research, but still have not gotten a name for this plant. The leaves do not smell like mint and the plant has gotten quite big since posting. I took some more photos and a video of it with more closeups. I am hoping that someone will recognize it and give me some information. Thanks to anyone that has any information that will lead me to figuring out what this is.



5 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to say I don't think it is a beet. We grow veggies for sale at Farmers Markets, and I've never seen a beet like that. You may have beets in Texas that I haven't seen, but it's not a regular beet! From the pictures, it looks to have a square stem, which means that it is probably in the mint family. Is the stem square? Have you tried crushing a leaf and smelling it? Hope that helps!

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  2. I'm sure it is not a beet or at least not like any I have grown. The leaves grow from the bulb and are not branched. This might be a weed. I often crush the leaf and smell to see if I recognize the smell.If you don't smell basil then I would pull it and chuck it! Too late for beets right now. Wait until fall.

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  3. Hey on the bright side, you get all this great anticipation of the surprise!

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  4. I agree with Aaagaard, not a beet. I have a photo of some young beet greens here for comparison, just scroll down the post:

    http://curbstonevalley.com/blog/?p=1961

    I am curious as to what your intruder might be though!

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  5. Thanks everyone for your help. I went out the other day to to take a closer look and I did not see a square stems. I broke off a leaf to smell it and I really did not smell anything. I did a quick video (not sure if it will help) and I also sent a help e-mail to Central Texas Gardener to see if they could recongize it. My only fear is that it is something like posion ivy or something like that. I will clue you all in once I find out something. Thanks.

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