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Name that seedling quiz, part 5

Corn seedling

Grass seedling

Onion seedling

From top to bottom, these seedlings are corn, grass, and onion.  (Yes, I know that corn is a grass.  The middle photo is a weed grass.)  Notice the yellow-green, vertical leaves on the corn, and the fact that they grow in rows.  Onions have round, hollow leaves, unlike the flat grass and corn leaves.

I hope you had fun playing the guess-that-seedling game! :-)

This post is part of our Name That Seedling Quiz lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Our Chickens came last weekend. They sent 27 so we have two more then we thought we would! It has been really quite the adventure. I noticed you have poppy in your garden. I bought one at the garden center because I am having problems growing them from seed. Do you have any tips on these? They seem finicky...Thanks hopw your spring is going very good. Blessings. I would load pics of our chickens but there does not seem to be a spot for that.


Comment by Janet Fri May 15 11:55:34 2009

The poppies you saw in my photo self-seeded from last year's plants. They're really easy to grow from seed --- just prepare the soil (till it or weed it bare and rake it) and sprinkle on the seeds in late winter. There are several different kinds of poppies, though, and some might be harder than others. The pretty red ones we have which are so easy are Shirley poppies.

Good luck with your chicks!

Comment by anna Fri May 15 13:28:20 2009

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