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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Mystery Strawberry(?) plants

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louiez8
Haddon Heights, NJ

September 17, 2012
10:42 AM

Post #9277798

Ordered what was supposed to be 6 potted strawberry plants and this is what I received.
Can someone tell me what plant/weed these might be? Thank you.

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minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 17, 2012
10:52 AM

Post #9277812

looks like either goosefoot or pigweed. I do see what appears to be a dead strawberry plant in pic #2 - all hunkered down in the pot...Where did you order from?
louiez8
Haddon Heights, NJ

September 19, 2012
8:51 AM

Post #9279930

To minnesippi - sorry for the delay responding - car trouble:-) I ordered from PCH and this is the second, and last, time I will do so. I think you are right about the dead plant in pic#2 - there are 3 of them in each pot (which came with 6 bare root plants) - all of which did not give me strawberries but rather what you see in the pics - they were potted a few days after they were received, in May, and what you see started growing in mid July. When they started growing, the leaves had were the shape of a strawberry with red edges; so, naturally, I thought it was some sort of hybird ;-) Thank you for your reply - I will look into the goosefoot and pigweed suggestion.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2012
9:51 AM

Post #9280043

What is PCH?
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 19, 2012
10:38 AM

Post #9280117

Publishers Clearing House?!?!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2012
11:10 AM

Post #9280165

Looks like PCH is publishers clearing house...

http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/2490/

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2012
12:21 PM

Post #9280225

I didn't even know they sold plants.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2012
3:56 PM

Post #9280394

I didn't know they sold anything other than books and magazines...hmmm.
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

September 19, 2012
4:13 PM

Post #9280422

I have gotten those offers from them many times. In my opinion, any place that offers plants without giving a botanical name, shouldn't be offering plants.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #9280499

Probably not a bad rule of thumb...

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2012
6:58 PM

Post #9280573

[quote]In my opinion, any place that offers plants without giving a botanical name, shouldn't be offering plants.[/quote]
agreed


louiez8
Haddon Heights, NJ

September 24, 2012
6:55 AM

Post #9284720

PCH is Publishers Clearing House and they do sell just about everything from soup(not yet) to nuts(yes). They started, years ago ('70's I believe) with magazines then started adding other small products, under $20.00, and now up to $100.00. Unfortunately, in my opinion, their quality has gone down, as their prices have gone up; much like all business. Their CD's, DVD's have been OK but I will not buy any plants from them again; they will back up their products and send you a replacement but by the time the replacement comes, it would be too late to plant it. Enough on PCH.

I still am not sure what the "strawberry" plants are. I looked up 'goosefoot' and 'pigweed' but found none that had the same look, color, etc., as shown in the pictures. Admittedly, there are a large number of varieties, and I haven't looked at all of them, but so far - no luck.

Any other suggestions? I heard that, bee nice:-)

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