Top Questions About Solanum

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Questions About Solanum

Asked by
adelhayw on
July 22, 2018
London UK

Q. How do I train and prune solanum crispum so that it flowers close to the branches and doesn’t become loose and lanky

I’ve seen a few pictures of trained solanum where there aren’t any long, loose branches with flowers at the end but where it flowers close to the wall – and looks very neat and tidy rather than the lanky, wild plant that I have!/

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Answered by
adelhayw on
July 22, 2018
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Asked by
Joan.vinter on
September 19, 2018
Co151bg

Q. What is this plant called or is it poisonous

Growing in my garden but set by birds I assume

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 19, 2018
Certified Expert
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This is one of many plants in the Solanum, or nightshade, family. This will include tomatoes and potatoes. With the exception of a few, ALMOST ALL are VERY TOXIC and can kill humans.

It is best to rid your garden of these, and make sure to keep them out of reach of children or pets.

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Asked by
Becksx102 on
February 17, 2019
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Q. Is this a weed?

This is growing at our new home. We’re trying to figure out if this is a weed to remove or if it’s a plant worth keeping? Anyone know what this might be? It has little berries growing~

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 18, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

It is one of many identical plants in the Nightshade family. This makes it, likely, very toxic. It is definitely considered a weed, but there are cultivated varieties.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 19, 2019

Q. we have a solanum glasnevin but the flowers are dropping off and in their place are hard green berries?

As its only mid-June why has this happened. It was planted in clay soil against a fence and flowered last summer but this year it has changed to these horrible green berries, is this due to the clay soil or some other problem?

Regards
Sue Wolsey

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 19, 2019
Certified Expert
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This is completely normal. This means that the flowers were pollinated. A sign that it is very healthy. This article will give you more information on the many types of solanum: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/solanum-plant-family.htm

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