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  1. SvenLittkowski

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    1. I hoped to grow Tricyrtis hirta in the one pot, and Stevia rebaudiana in the other pot, but to my fascination I see now in each pot one germinating plant of the same kind! Please help me to identify this plant, thanks.

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    2. And in a third pot I see this plant, I expect it to be a weed, but would like to be sure about it.

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    • Lolimac

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      Hi Sven..

      The first one looks to be a Nasturtium ,not sure about the second one though....
       
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        A beautiful little baby nasturtium, aaah. Don't pull it up!
         
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          Could be fat hen weed (2nd one)
           
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          • SvenLittkowski

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            How the heck could I get two Nasturtiums if I sow Tricyrtis hirta in one and Stevia rebaudiana in the second pot??? :-)
            I am truly amazed!
            Alright, I just checked the Internet for Nasturtium, and I will keep them. In fact, I will take them out from there and put them into some other pots. Thanks for the great help!
            Question: What is the full botanical (Latin) name of this Nasturtium? Should be Tropaeolum, I think. Nasturtium would be Water Cress.

            I think, around 4 years ago, I went deep into the nearby rainforest, and found a little creek which features also a little waterfall. And not far from that small waterfall site deep in the rainforest, I saw some bright red blossoming plant with those roundish leaves, and took some seeds. During the following year, I tried to germinate them but without success, so they remained inside the soil. Just a few days ago, I redistributed the soil to different containers, sowing seeds of very different plants now. It seems, that this is the explanation.

            Thanks, too, for the help in the 2nd case! That one has to go off my beets...
             
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            • Phil A

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              Hi Sven,

              Tropaeolum majus.

              Different plant to Nasturtium officinalis- Water Cress, but a similar peppery taste. :)
               
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              • Scrungee

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                I would suspect mice. They shift seeds around and bury them in open bags of seed compost or pots with other stuff in. Do you neighbours grow Nasturtiums? We get Hazel nuts from next door turning up in compost bags and growing in pots.
                 
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                They are lovely in salads. :)
                 
              • SvenLittkowski

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                Hey, good to know, thanks again! Never knew I could eat them. I will try.

                Mice: no, not here.

                By the way, I would love some hazelnut seeds to try to grow them, too. Seed swap?
                 
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                It's possible if you used seeds from T&M
                 
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                • SvenLittkowski

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                  What is T&M? A company with a bad reputation?
                   
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                  Wot, mice?
                   
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                    • longk

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                      Yup! The largest retail/mail order seed supplier in the UK, and probably the largest mail order supplier of plug plants.
                      It's not uncommon for the wrong genus to slip into a packet of seeds. I avoid them as I dislike their business model - produce in huge numbers & sell cheap at tiny margins to squeeze out the independents and small producers.
                      They are responsible for the Digitalis/Isoplexis hybrid Digitalis "Illumination Pink". A cracking plant, borderline hardy and sold for up to £15!

                      @SvenLittkowski - did you give the Tricyrtis seed a period of cold stratification?
                       
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                      Wot, T&M? Think of a price and triple it, seems to be their modus operandi!
                       
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