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chad6159

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Mystery plant growing in compost bin
« on: February 28, 2019, 12:40:07 PM »
I have a compost bin that has been neglected and was not mixed around for a month or so. I opened it up today to mix it around and check the moisture level and I see a bunch of these plants growing in it.

I tossed in muscadine grape seeds along with many different types of vegetables. Anybody know what this could be? I was thinking grape at first when it was really small but not so much now.










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Re: Mystery plant growing in compost bin
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 01:26:02 PM »
pretty sure those are potatoes

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Re: Mystery plant growing in compost bin
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 01:26:12 PM »
Any potatoes in there?
If so pull one up, you'll probably see a potato chunk in the roots.
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Re: Mystery plant growing in compost bin
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2019, 02:39:24 PM »
Thanks guys! yeah there are in come to think of it.
Didnít even think of that haha.

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Re: Mystery plant growing in compost bin
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2019, 04:17:48 PM »
Potatoes come up in my compost every year.
and all over my garden. It's a good problem to have.
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Re: Mystery plant growing in compost bin
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 04:45:37 PM »
They are red potatoes, from what I am reading they only grow during the cooler months opposed to sweet potatoes that grow during the summer? If I transplant them somewhere will they just die in the summer heat? Have not done really any research on potatoes before.

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Re: Mystery plant growing in compost bin
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2019, 05:15:18 PM »
no, they will be just fine

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Re: Mystery plant growing in compost bin
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2019, 06:22:28 PM »
Alright thanks guys! I have transplanted them. We will see what happens!

 

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