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    06 / 28 / 2014

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what is this plant type? a weed? it has red veins in stems , popping up all over 10×10 ft garden


  • jake12121212 Master Identifier says:

    Julie, Not beets nor red potatoes. Look at these pictures Pigweed is of the Amaranth family. There is a Red Rooted Amaranth that is quite the weed here in Ohio. There are also many Ornamental Amaranths. I planted an Elephant Trunk Ornamental Amaranth and for 4 years the seeds were sprouting everywhere in the garden. Here is another link: Perhaps you should capitalize on them and harvest some seeds, (they are very very small, but nutricious)

    July 12th, 2014 at 11:24am

  • Julie Bauhs Registered says:

    I am wondering if it is beets or red potatoes. the stems are real red. it is really bushy now, and it looks similar to a potato plant. I planted potatoes, anyway nearby it. it could be red potato plant. but i am wondering, i put down some fertilizer i never tried, organic chicken turds, and wonder what they the chickens ate! maybe some kind of seeds! i have no clue what it is! i will find out anyway! my garden is growing so poorly this year, we have too cool weather too much, and i made the booboo of planting the seeds way way too deep in the ground so they’re taking a long time to appear! don’t know what’ll be!julie julbug

    July 10th, 2014 at 11:25pm

  • jake12121212 Master Identifier says:

    Perhaps Pigweed? Does the stem get redder closer to the ground?

    July 9th, 2014 at 11:48pm

  • Witchazel Master Identifier says:

    Looks like Pokeweed.

    June 30th, 2014 at 8:54am

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