unidentified plant in my garden

Monique Reed monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Fri Jun 14 10:09:54 EST 2002


No, they are fine. They won't have absorbed any poisonous properties
from the nightshade. Any minute quantity of "nightshade juice" they
might have on the foliage (from rubbing against, etc.) would be
removed by the normal washing one gives a harvest before eating. 

M. Reed
 
> in the same pot as this plant, I have 2 rosemary bushes, 2 basil plants, a
> lot of sage, dill weed and chives. Will I have to throw them away, or are
> they ok?
> 
> thanks again.
> 
> >
> > nullepart <driveblind at voila.fr> wrote in message
> > news:3D09D36C.A41AF104 at voila.fr...
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I have a plant in my garden (actually, it is just a glorified plant pot)
> > > which is bearing some fruit and I would like to know what it is. I
> > > planted some herbes and started watering them when I noticed a plant I
> > > had not planted. I thought that it was a cherry tomato plant because the
> > > leaves look a lot like those of a tomato plant.  The only thing is that
> > > the leaves don't smell of anything. The plant is about 3 feet tall and
> > > is growing fast (since about 2 months ago).
> > >
> > > The branches are slightly fuzzy and everywhere there are little
> > > groupings of about 6 berry-like fruit. The berries begin as very small
> > > white flowers with a yellow middle, then turn into perfectly round,
> > > little green balls. I was expecting them to become larger and red, but
> > > they haven't grown any bigger than maybe 1 centimeter in diameter.
> > > Yesterday I noticed that one group of berries has turned almost black
> > > (which is what led me to believe that they are berries and not
> > > tomatoes).
> > >
> > > I don't know where this plant is from, but I believe it (or at least the
> > > seed) was planted by the former tenants of my apartment. I live in the
> > > south of france.
> > >
> > > thanks for any help you can give me.
> > >
> > >
> > >




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