What are these?

SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)June 26, 2013

Okay, as addicted as I am I am still a newbie. I have a few of these plants coming up and all of them look "so-so" with some of their bottom leaves looking bad and they all have these "balls" near the top.

Should I break out the malathion or doctor doom? On one plant I notice a very, very small mottled caterpillar type bug that fell off when I tried to grab it... No other plants around have problems or bugs and it is only this species (what ever it is lol).

Any help is appreciated.

TIA

SCG

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nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)

I'm guessing, but it looks like one of your trees has had babies.

You don't need malathion or doctor doom. :)

All you need to do if you don't want it in that spot, is grab it by the bottom and pull it out by the root. Your soil looks moist enough it should come out without a problem.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 10:28AM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Nuts thanks, but I am sure these are from bulbs I planted...I planted so many I can't remember which are which. The little balls at the top are what worry me.....as well I have very, very few deciduous trees on my whole property hehe.

Thanks again,

SCG

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 10:35AM
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Ginny McLean_Petite_Garden

Pretty sure what you have there is Lamb's Quarters.....considered a weed by most. They can get quite large and seed easily. Some people use it for salads and such kinda like spinach, but I prefer to pull it. :)

Ginny

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 11:30AM
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donna_in_sask

It is lamb's quarters...a weed.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 11:31AM
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intotheark

it definitely looks like a chenopodium variety,
so it could be lamb's quarters or something similar

we grew a variety called 'strawberry spinach',
it had nice edible leaves and those "balls" of yours turned into bright red strawberry-like fruit
made for interesting salads, but i let a few 'fruit' stay on too long,
and now we still have them coming up in our garden
so they will definitely re-seed/take over

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 11:54AM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Lol. Thanks everyone. I guess Cindy isn't the only one growing weeds on purpose!

I will yank it when I get home. Now can someone please tell me when it will stop raining and when the sun will come out?

SCG

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 12:00PM
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Ginny McLean_Petite_Garden

Well, the sun is out here.....temporarily.......just in time to mow the grass. :$

Ginny

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 12:02PM
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CLBlakey

LOL One year I got a package in the mail from my Grandma it had seeds ............................lamb's quarters not the fancy red kind just the regular kind I guess growing weeds runs in the family.

Speaking of weeds I have a morning glory looking weed in my flower garden will pulling it work or should I paint them. Not sure how they multiply.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 2:08PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

I am, obviously, not an expert but I like painting them then when they droop pull em. My recurrence rate from roots breaking off in the ground is much lower. OTOH, I could leave this in for the championships.

SCG

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 4:25PM
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CLBlakey

The red kind sort of looks like quinoa.

Here is a link that might be useful: Quinoa relative

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 5:28PM
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donna_in_sask

CLB,

Look up "bindweed" and if that's what you have, make sure to dig out as much of the root as possible. I think there's a thread in the Weed forum about getting rid of it - something along the lines of gathering up the vine and putting it into a dilute solution of Roundup, rather than just spraying the foliage. I think this weed is a lot more aggressive in warmer zones.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 11:14PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Donna great call.

I don't have personal experience but my inlaws when they lived on the coast had problems with it. I mentioned planting morning glory and they came unglued. In their opinion roundup is the only way to control it and even then it takes a few applications..

Good luck.

SCG

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 10:23AM
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