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gardenrookMay 14, 2014

I planted several vegetables in a raised garden and need help figuring out if this is a plant or weed? I planted a few bell pepper plants, and some seeds from a store bought bell pepper. These plants in the picture have sprouted like crazy, mostly in the row i planted the seeds, but also a few in other places. Is this a weed or not?

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AiliDeSpain(6a - Utah)

My first thought was it looks like a pepper plant :)

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 12:42AM
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ceth_k(11)

looks like some kind of amaranth.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 12:43AM
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AiliDeSpain(6a - Utah)

Upon closer inspection the leaf pattern is different than a pepper plants. :/

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 12:50AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

I think it is NOT a common weed. But not pepper or tomato. Amaranth could be a possibility. They are fast growing.
Interesting to keep it a while until you know what it is.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 1:46AM
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planatus(6)

Pull one up and see if it has pink roots. That would make it a red rooted pigweed, which is a wild amaranth. Weed with redeeming qualities.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 8:37AM
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sunnibel7 Md 7(7)

Pigweed.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 10:47AM
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