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#2946540 - 09/17/12 04:29 PM New Plots and Old Weeds (question)
RedDawg
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Out at the plots this last weekend and got the oats and wheat in with some 15-15-15 just in time for the rains. I sure hope this combination works well.

The corn I planted on 7/21 is also looking great. However, I have some weeds in it that is pretty aggressive and widespread. Can anyone tell me what this is? Inside the pod is a thing that looks like a pea. I have a lot of this just shorter than the corn. I was hoping the corn would shade it out. Any ideas? Thanks.

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#2946546 - 09/17/12 04:32 PM Re: New Plots and Old Weeds (question) [Re: RedDawg]
timberjack86
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I dont know but some came up in my turnips. I just pulled them up by the roots.
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#2946797 - 09/17/12 06:56 PM Re: New Plots and Old Weeds (question) [Re: timberjack86]
smstone22
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Thats called a tomatillo and some other common names. Physalis philadelphica is the latin name.
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#2946803 - 09/17/12 06:58 PM Re: New Plots and Old Weeds (question) [Re: timberjack86]
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Turns out they are tomatillos AKA ground cherry or husk tomatoes. And they are great for Mexican green salsa dishes!
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#2946886 - 09/17/12 07:44 PM Re: New Plots and Old Weeds (question) [Re: RedDawg]
timberjack86
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Wish I had known that!
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#2947885 - 09/18/12 03:39 PM Re: New Plots and Old Weeds (question) [Re: timberjack86]
Bucket
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Just don't confuse it with Jimson weed, those are deadly. But their pods have spikes.
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#2948386 - 09/18/12 09:30 PM Re: New Plots and Old Weeds (question) [Re: Bucket]
RKenney
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If they are good for human consumption, I wonder if the deer will eat them?
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