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Discussion in 'Plant Identification' started by Tom, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Tom

    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member

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    Its growing wild near my ranch.
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    Purple nightshade?
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  5. Tom

    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member

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    Sure looks like the purple nightshade.

    That figures… "Do not feed."
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    A nightshade. We have a native purple nightshade in California, Will.

    Too bad; there won’t be many weeds this year. No rain. :(
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member

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    It rains on my weeds almost every day!

    Its good to have a well. :) And some hoses and sprinkler heads...

    I have this problem most years. The first rain in winter makes all the weed seeds sprout, then, if it doesn't rain again soon enough, they all dry up and die. So I have to irrigate if there is too much time between rains and if the weather is warm and sunny. I've had to water all my weeds an awful lot this year… That is why I was hoping that this "wild" weed might have been something edible. No such luck.
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    At least they’re kinda pretty? Lol
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    I am having this same "lack of rain" problem. The mallow that is usually so plentiful this time of year is scarce. The past couple of winters mallow has been a diet mainstay for my sulcata. Its a good thing that I have plenty of chicory.
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    Yeah… I've been working overtime getting all my planters tilled and ready to go early this year. I was going to plant next week, but now it looks like we've got a cold spell coming. FIrst time this winter the temperature is dropping...

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