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Monday, September 7, 2009

Mystery Squash: the sequel

After the first week of teaching, a week in which I was too busy to water, pick, or weed, I found these monster zucchini hiding under the large leaves of their lovely vines.

On the other end of the size spectrum, I saw these tiny yellow babies. This is not a problem. However, it is a surprise: I haven't planted yellow squash in two years or more. Where did these come from?

Remember the mystery plants that resemble white pumpkins? They've invited a cousin to come and stay for a while. Under the banana pepper plants lies this little beauty.

I almost don't dare say it, but I have to wonder what's next. I don't know how these other seeds got here, but they're growing and thriving. What else came in on the wind or with a stray woodchuck or rabbit or bird?


Daisy said...

Upon further review, the last one might be acorn squash. I planted some last year, and it didn't do well. There may have been some dormant seeds in the soil.