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    Default Mutant Oregano Seedlings

    I sowed a multi cell tray of herbs 2 rows each of 4 herbs.
    One I thought was Oregano.
    The others have not appeared yet but the Oregano burst out the compost after a couple of days and is now about 2 inch high.
    They don't look like what Oregano seedlings look like on the web.
    They seem familiar somehow but I can't place them.
    I shall try and get a picture

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    As I recall they were black seeds, not round, smaller than a pea seed but larger than radish seeds.
    Pic attached of mutants.
    Any ideas??
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    Oregano seeds are very small. They don't look like oregano.
    What else did you sow?
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    Definitely not oregano - they look familiar, but my memory is failing to come up with a name at the moment. If you bought them as oregano, you'd be entitled to a refund.
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    They're familiar to me too - a flower maybe. (Sorry Jimmy, I know how much that word upsets you!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post
    As I recall they were black seeds, not round, smaller than a pea seed but larger than radish seeds.
    Pic attached of mutants.
    Any ideas??
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    Those are Morning Glory Flowers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seasprout View Post
    Those are Morning Glory Flowers.
    v glad someone put a name to them at last - was driving me nuts - thanks
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    Yes I grew some Morning Glory a while ago , I remember what they looked like.
    No idea why the came from a packet marked Oregano.
    They were a sub packet from a pound collection of herb.
    Fortunately I have just emptied a compost bin and as flowers that's where they are going.
    Thanks for the assistance.
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