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Guess the Crop :)


What kind of crops do you think are represented in the following 2 pictures?

PICTURE 1

unknown-crop

Unknown crop

 PICTURE 2beautiful-purple-crop

PS: this crop has been guessed by Naomi (see comments below). It is Red clover being grown for seed. It caught my eye because of it’s stunning and unusually colour. She says that she had just bought some seed for the sake of making edible sprout. How apt that she should guess this. Here is a more close picture of the plants:

seed-crop-of-red-clover

Seed crop of red clover

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54 Responses to “Guess the Crop :)”

  1. Anna-Marie White says:

    So….its reddish? And it lays down like that on its own? Curious

  2. Naomi says:

    I’m at a loss. Maybe the first one is a pasture grass, grown for seed to use in pasture seed mixes….
    The only thing I know that blooms purple is clover. Or some types of flax.

  3. Naomi says:

    …some potatoes have purple flowers…
    Now I am really curious.

  4. Anna-Marie White says:

    Is it red, or purple? And is it just on the tops? Just a bit hard to discern in the pic.

  5. Anna-Marie White says:

    One of the crops could be ripened peas. The other one is most likely
    quinoa

  6. Anna-Marie White says:

    Depending upon how the color is actually coming out with your camera, it could also be Sorghum.

  7. Naomi says:

    Purple Loosestrife
    Fireweed
    Broomgrass
    buckwheat
    Canarygrass
    lupin
    lavender
    broom corn
    Amaranth
    Sainfoin….

  8. Amaranth for the Red-purple one
    Millet for the top one that is laying down.
    :D I’m feeling it now…

    • sherry says:

      I know because you are getting close. It’s not Amaranth. I had to look that up. I would like to grow some Amaranth for dried flowers for my birdhouses. The other isn’t Millet. Don’t give up.

  9. Naomi says:

    The first crop is teff. If not, I am at a loss.

  10. Teff. An Ethiopian grain that has no gluten.

  11. Unless I guessed Amaranth for the wrong one could that be it?

    • sherry says:

      If you quessed it for the purple one, then it would be wrong. Naomi successfully guessed Red Clover!

      • Naomi says:

        I thought from the beginning that it looked like red clover, but decided that was too simple of an answer. I should learn to listen to myself.
        Speaking of red clover, I have a big bag of it and I use it for sprouting, like alfalfa. I just bought it a month ago.
        As for the one that looks like teff….. I am at a lose. It isn’t timothy or broom grass or teff….
        Maybe it’s weeping lovegrass…
        Did I guess quackgrass?
        Perhaps Phalaris?
        Kentucky bluegrass….but it’s not blue. :S
        Annual ryegrass?
        Orchard grass?
        Reed canary grass?
        G.A.S.P. I’m running out of ideas.

        • sherry says:

          Another amazing list! But sorry,,,no. That’s funny about the clover. I put the picture up for more than one reason. I thought it was very beautiful.

  12. Anna-Marie White says:

    Ok. First one. I am going to try Red Spring Wheat, after harvest. Otherwise, Broom Grass.
    Beyond that I am going for an Alien Crop Circle. :D

    • sherry says:

      No…that would be valuable…I’d be out there hand harvesting.
      From Wiki: It is widely naturalized in tropical regions around the world and is cultivated for its edible seeds, which grow in pods.

      Sesame seed is considered to be the oldest oilseed crop known to man, domesticated well over 5000 years ago. Sesame is very drought-tolerant. It has been called a survivor crop, with an ability to grow where most crops fail. Could I grow this in a greenhouse?

  13. Pennie says:

    #1 picture…fescue…being grown for seed?

  14. Pennie. Kicked our butts. How did Penny know this, is she from the area? That’s magical I have never even heard of fescue. Congratulations Penny!!

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