WHO AM I? A Place to ID All of Those Plants We Find Both Edible and Not.

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WHO AM I? A Place to ID All of Those Plants We Find Both Edible and Not.

Unread post by Farmfresh » Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:05 am

We have already had a few plants IDed on this forum in other spots, so it is probably a good idea to put all of them in one spot for easy future references.

Here is the way to play this game. If you have a plant that you are wondering about we need a couple of decent pictures. One where it was found, on side shot and a close up of leaves, flowers or seeds. Once we make a permanent ID I will make it an ID Card.

Example 1.
WHO AM I ... I was found in a pasture.

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IDed by Sparrow and Dizzy as a member of the Amaranth family. Probably Palmer Amaranth.
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WHO AM I A Place to ID All of Those Plants We Find Both Edible and Not

Unread post by Grahammok » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:45 am

If I am planting lots of plants how do I track where they are and when to harvest?
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Re: WHO AM I? A Place to ID All of Those Plants We Find Both Edible and Not.

Unread post by patriceinil » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:15 am

I use a notebook to record when and where I plant what. I mark in the log what the variety is and the location in the garden of where I placed the plant/seeds that I am growing are located.

I draw diagrams of my beds or rows and label each section of them with the information for what is planted there so I can go back and reference it later.

I also have a separate notebook that I use for my perennial plants like my fruit trees and berry bushes. In that one I record the date planted, the variety of the plant and the location in my yard of where I placed it. I also use that one to keep track of my ornamental plants for my yard like my roses and shrubs.

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Re: WHO AM I? A Place to ID All of Those Plants We Find Both Edible and Not.

Unread post by patriceinil » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:18 am

Also try adding garden markers placed by each plant in the garden/yard until you are familiar with what you have placed where. They can be simple plastic markers or even a stone that you paint the plant name on with weather proof paint. If you are crafty, you can make fancy plant markers to decorate your garden.

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Re: WHO AM I? A Place to ID All of Those Plants We Find Both Edible and Not.

Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:34 pm

I would also suggest not to plant lots of plants if this is your first garden. Start slow. Plant about 3 to 5 different things that are easy to grow and that you enjoy eating. Green beans, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, beets and turnips are all easy things to grow.
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