What is this plant?

Discussion in 'Plant and Tree Identification' started by hawkeye, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. hawkeye

    hawkeye Well-Known Member

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    I used worm castings this spring to repot my lemon tree before setting it outside for the summer. We feed kitchen scraps to the worms. Soon, a small tomato plant, and what I thought was a cucumber came up in the pot, so i just let them grow. Now, both are healthy and have fruit, but I have my doubts about the cucumber. What do you think I have?

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    Also, can someone tell me how to imbed pictures in a post? I followed the directions I found in a sticky here, and this was the result.
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  2. Lynne

    Lynne Well-Known Member

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    What kind of melons do you usually buy? Bloom looks like a cantalope, second picture looks like a small honeydew.
     

  3. hawkeye

    hawkeye Well-Known Member

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    We've probably had both, plus other kinds of melons from the Korean grocer, in the last year. Any could have ended up in the worm bin.
     
  4. tinknal

    tinknal Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Gee, you do better gardening by accident than I do on purpose...........
     
  5. Dahc

    Dahc Don't Tase me, bro!?!

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    Looks like honeydew or cantaloupe.

    I looked at the code for your pics and it appears it's right. I have no idea why the pics didn't show up.
     
  6. hawkeye

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    Yeah, I do betterf gardening by accident than I do on purpose, too. The tomatoe plant on this lemon tree is the only one I have that doesn't have severe wilt problems, and now it looks like I might have a cantaloupe in the lemon tree, too!

    We had a pumpkin vine a few years ago that climbed up an apple tree. The pumpkins up in the tree did much better than the ones on the ground. I would have thought the vine wouldn't be strong enough to hold heavy pumpkins hanging from a limb, but they did great.


    Gardening can be a crap shoot, can't it?