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Help identify this plant (Pepper Plant?)

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posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:08 PM
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So a couple weeks ago, I got some pepper plants to attempt to make my own hot sauce at some point in the near future,

I have Trinidad Scorpions, Habaneros, Some kind of Thai peppers, Cayenne, and mammoth Jalapenos.

In one of My jalapeno plants:

This guy started growing in the same pot.

It started getting huge pretty quick, and I had to separate the two before stuff started getting out of hand.

I'm assuming it is some kind of pepper plant, but i can't figure out what it is.

Does anyone have any idea?




posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:11 PM
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Doesn't look like a pepper. Did you plant cucumbers or squash?

Crookneck Squash picture:


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posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:16 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Doesn't look like a pepper. Did you plant cucumbers or squash?

Crookneck Squash picture:


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Nope,

I have some basil, mint and a couple tomato plants but the monster in question came hidden in the same pot as the jalapeno plant. Which is why I think it is some type of pepper. But I really have no idea.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:17 PM
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ah....that bottom picture looks familiar, I believe I've eaten just the leaves mixed with spices before.


not great, not bad.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:17 PM
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The shape of that leaf reminds me of bindweed, which is a real nuisance in my garden.
Would your area get bindweed?
Bindweed tends to wind itself round the stalks of other plants.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:20 PM
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It's none of the plants you listed. Most likely, it's a native wild squash plant. I don't know how it got into your pepper. Unless... Did you use homemade compost with melon seeds, maybe?
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posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:20 PM
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The top one is a pepper, the bottom one some kind of melon/cucumber type fruit.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:25 PM
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Zucchini plant.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:26 PM
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No, I grabbed a bag of potting soil from Lowe's

But it does kind of look like the picture you linked to.
Question:
Does that squash thing tend to erupt from the base stem? Because that is what mine is doing.
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posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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I have never heard of Bindweed, I'm in Northern Virginia.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:28 PM
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Tops obviously peppers the second looks like a squash plant to me

Ah didnt see it was previously mentioned. but after a little google it does look much like squash
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posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:32 PM
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Originally posted by watchitburn
Does that squash thing tend to erupt from the base stem? Because that is what mine is doing.


Yes. Check this out. It's very cool.




posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:36 PM
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Thanks, That does look very similar to mine, with the huge leaves and everything.
I will expect squash at some point then.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 06:19 PM
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I agree with zucchini or cucumber.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by watchitburn
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I have never heard of Bindweed, I'm in Northern Virginia.

I dont agree with bindweed. At least not what we have in Colorado. It has small heart-like shaped leaves. And you DONT want bindweed. You cant get rid of it and it chokes out grass and everything else.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 06:38 PM
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Not a 'dull' enough 'finish' to the leaves to be squash of any variety mentioned.

Not fuzzy enough to be cucumbers.

That little guy is precisely a baby pumpkin plant.




posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 06:46 PM
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Ooh really?

I have pumpkins?!
I will definitely have to move it then. But now I'm excited!
Very awesome.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 08:48 PM
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It's def a pumpkin or melon type plant. Did you grow something of that type there last year? If so it could be a volunteer that came back. If not it could be a seed dropped by a bird or even dropped in the pepper plant by mistake. Either way enjoy!



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:37 PM
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I'm on an old phone so the pic is tiny for me,just wanted to say if it's not a pumpkin,my first impression was of sweet potato leaf.Figured I'd throw my 2 cents in.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:38 PM
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I'm on an old phone so the pic is tiny for me,just wanted to say if it's not a pumpkin,my first impression was of sweet potato leaf.Figured I'd throw my 2 cents in.



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