Last year I had a tomato plant in this pot, which I cut back at end of the season when it died. In the pot now this is growing. Is this a weed?

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    Let's just say it's not a tomato. Apart from that, the definition of "weed" is "plant growing in a place where we don't want it to" - which we can't answer for you. But I guess the real question is "What is this plant?".
    – Stephie
    Apr 16, 2017 at 21:39

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By the very definition, a weed is an unwanted plant. If you did not plant it there, it is a weed and it certainly does not look like a tomato. I say get rid of it and grow something you want to in it's place.

  • I had my share of volunteers as well but find that they don't give the same quality or quantity of produce. I don't wait any longer to find out.
    – JStorage
    Jun 7, 2017 at 14:31

It looks at first glance like a member of the beet family-not a silverbeet (leaves aren't crinkled) -possibly a variety of beetroot with those central reddish veins. As others have said, definitely not a tomato or even a "tomato" if you know what I mean!!

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