Is this still a tomato seedling?

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  1. KK Ng

    KK Ng Hardy Maple

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    The second seedling that I saved after the first one was got hacked off by a big bad bird is getting bigger but not looking like a tomato plant.

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    Is it a tomato seedling? I found another and had also transplanted it to a starter ... are they tomato seedlings?

    Anyway I have made a cage for the future seedlings that the big bad bird like.

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    At the moment it is serving to protect my chili plant in a pot which the big bad bird likes too!
     
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  3. Odif

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    I would wait a bit to see how the plant grows. It resembles an Aubergine.
     
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    yes, It is a tomato seedling. that is a potato leaf tomato.
     
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    Thanks Odif, I'm sure it is not an Aubergine. Aubergine looks more like a chili seedling initially and their main stems is not hairy.:)

    Thank you for the clarification Carolyn, I googled it immediately and I'm now dancing with joy. They are indeterminate right?o_O
     
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  6. Islandlife

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    Definitely a tomato! Best of luck with it!
     
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    well, not knowing what tomato it is I can't give you a definite answer... but tentatively I would say most likely yes it is an indeterminate since I don't save seeds from determinates. I think it is the big yellow tomato and that was a volunteer in the greenhouse a few years ago. you will be able to tell once it starts flowering though. you will see a truss of flowers 3 leaves and then another truss of flowers. a determinate will have only two leaves between the trusses of flowers.
     
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    What sort of "big birds" are attacking tour plants? Minah birds perhaps?
     
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    Hehe haha!!! [​IMG] Thanks for a good laugh Sjoerd, yes it is a Mynah but not the talking kind. There is a group of them that had taken up resident in the neighbour's house roof and they are making a nuisance of themselves in the neighbourhood.

    Thanks Islandlife.

    Thanks for the reminder Carolyn about the leaves and truss to determine determinate or indeterminate. I tried to remember it in the past when you mentioned it in one of my post but was a bit lazy to look it up. Now I have made a note in my gardening file. Thank you :)
     
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