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The Farmers Daughter

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I had a riot of impatients last year and many droped seed pods throughout the gardens. Can anyone explain to me what impatient seedlings look like so I don't pull them out by mistake? Thank you!
 

Morticia

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OK, I know my spelling has gone to heck lately, but I had to laugh when I saw this as I thought maybe you were trying to over winter your loony (impatient) guests.
Can't help with the actual plants, tho.
 

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They actually come up a darker green than weeds do. I know that sounds vague, but the stalk is more smooth and straw-like (drinking straw, not bedding straw). The leaves are shiny. The ones I've had are just very obvious when compared to a known weed; especially if you know the area where the seed pods dropped.
 

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I actually got my chives to live through the winter in a pot in the house (BIG pot). I had fresh chives for the egg bakes I was not getting to make - no guests in Jan & very few in Feb.
 

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Thanks everyone! *hugs*
I will try to pay attention to the differences. When they are tiny (flowers and weeds) sometimes its hard to tell them apart.
 

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I've never had luck with them coming back. Here in the Northeast they are annuals.
 

Highlands John

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I've never managed to grow impatiens from seed, even when I've bought packets.
 
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