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Here's a photo of the plant

Reddit thinks it might be a tomato. I thought it was chives, obviously it's not, but I still think I picked it from the herb shelf, not from a vegetable shelf.

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It looks like a tomato to me also. However, the tiny green grass-like thing to the right of the tomato looks like chives :) –  nettle Jun 6 '12 at 7:46
    
Yeah but the tiny green grass is doing absolutely nothing so far :D And this little "tree" that's growing is the only thing that's sprouted, and it's been over a month. We'll see :D –  eagerMoose Jun 6 '12 at 8:10
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Well, chive sprouts are of very distinguishable form - search for chive sprouts on google images, for example this shows their specific form commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/…. Also, you need to sow quite a lot of seeds, as individual chive plants are generally just one stem. How much seeds did you sow? –  nettle Jun 6 '12 at 8:40
    
Quite a bit, surely more than 30 or so. –  eagerMoose Jun 6 '12 at 10:11
    
For a tomato it is missing the "initial" leaves, which do not at all have the form of the final leaves... –  Patrick B. Jun 6 '12 at 12:06
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It does look like a tomato. The easy way to tell for sure is to gently rub the leaves -- even at that size, tomato should have a distinctive aroma. If you used compost in your potting soil, you could just have gotten a volunteer from a stray seed.

As mentioned in the comments, the seedling to the right of the tomato could be a chive. They grow fairly slowly, so "doing absolutely nothing" is par for the course.

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@eagerMoose did you try rubbing and smelling it per this suggestion? –  Tea Drinker Jun 30 '12 at 20:45
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