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Weird plants

Post: #287100 Odsox
Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:34 pm

I think it must be the air down here, because I've grown some "interesting" things in my time. Some can be logically explained, like I've grown peas and found the peas have all germinated inside the pods, can be explained by my very humid air, but some are just plain odd.
I've posted 2 photos on here before, but to save you the trouble of finding them I'll repost them.

There was my weird sweetcorn with kernels maturing of MALE flowers .....

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Then there were my "alien" tomatoes with flowers sprouting from fruit. They didn't produce another tomato BTW, they just fell off after a while......

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Now I have a cross between my peas and tomatoes, that is tomato seeds germinating INSIDE a tomato fruit. That one has me beat, and although "interesting" I don't think I'll bother teasing out the little plantlets to grow on, it's not exactly a desirable trait.

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It's a good thing my wife is past childbearing age, you never know what might happen. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Weird plants

Post: #287102 Flo
Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:11 pm

The answer lies in your potting compost as I've explained elsewhere. Oh dear.

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Re: Weird plants

Post: #287109 diggernotdreamer
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:52 pm

spooky goings on, have you had any strange looking clouds coming over, or rumours of radio active dust blowing across from Russia or North Korea

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Re: Weird plants

Post: #287112 Green Aura
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:06 pm

Sellafield runoff?
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Re: Weird plants

Post: #287118 bonniethomas06
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:50 pm

I noticed that in the sweetcorn fields near me (Wiltshire) last year there were the same kernels growing from the tassles. Weird, very weird.
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Re: Weird plants

Post: #287119 Odsox
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:14 pm

Aah, it's all becoming clear now.
It's all spread from Porton Down, a devious plan by the English infidels to destroy my tomatoes :angry5:
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