I found a seed that had sprouted unnoticed in my sink. I never saw the seed. By the time I saw anything it was a sprout. Curious as to what it is, I planted it. The first two true leaves have now emerged. Any idea what this is?


  • Do you recall what the seed looked like?
    – DCookie
    Jul 24 '20 at 17:14
  • I never saw the seed. By the time I saw anything it was a sprout.
    – Daanii
    Jul 24 '20 at 17:46

It looks like maybe a pepper of some sort.

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    A pepper! I thought the leaves looked familiar, but couldn't say why. But I'm sure you're right that it is a pepper. I must have cleaned the seeds from one and at least one seed found its way under the rubber mat and sprouted in the wire mesh of the drain.
    – Daanii
    Jul 24 '20 at 17:48
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    Plants are remarkable in their ability to find a place to grow!
    – DCookie
    Jul 24 '20 at 19:35
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    It's amazing that plants can thrive in such harsh conditions, yet some still die when pampered :(
    – adrian
    Jul 25 '20 at 1:13
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    It is interesting to see how this plant survived. But I suspect the pepper was a hybrid so this seedling will not be true to type. I'm not sure if it is worth growing, but having coming this far, I'll keep it going.
    – Daanii
    Jul 26 '20 at 15:07

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