Nov 20, 2012 12:57 pm
Hi, I'm growing chillies on my balcony, and this unfamiliar plant sprouted in one of the pots. It's clearly not a chilli plant, but I can't seem to identify what it is by using online guides. I'm using potting mix from Bunnings, and have no idea how a foreign seed could have gotten in there, unless it was already in the potting mix, or dropped by a bird. I live in Brisbane, QLD.
Any help much appreciated.
Re: Unknown Plant Sprouted in Pot on Balcony5
Nov 22, 2012 2:01 pm
You could try the ABC's Gardening Australia tv show's website forum here:
Don't know if you watch the show:
Re: Unknown Plant Sprouted in Pot on Balcony7
Nov 23, 2012 12:07 pm
I'm pretty certain it's an avocado! I was shocked to see how big the seed was it was growing out of (I dug it up). I can't believe that it was hidden in the potting mix, and that I didn't notice it!
I've moved it into its own pot now, and hopefully it does alright on my balcony. If it's still going strong in a couple of weeks, I'll take some more pics and post them here, and hopefully confirm exactly what it is. The seed actually reminded more of a one of those giant blackbean seeds you see in those pods all over the place, but maybe that's just because it was already starting to decompose?
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