Monday, July 30, 2012

Volunteer Squash #3 and #4

As I've told you before, I left a few volunteer squash in the gardens to see what they would grow up to be.    I had a tiny white pumpkin [which succumbed to the heat and a vine borer, I believe.]  and a bigger white pumpkin.

These are volunteers #3 and #4.
#3 is some sort of warty green pumpkin. 

#4 is some kind of butternut squash. 

Here is what a riper version of #3 looks like [next to the white pumpkin that volunteered.]

The green pumpkin is getting oranger and oranger.   I'm wondering if the green stripes will disappear completely.

I must say that I've had a lot of fun with the volunteer squash and I'm getting things that I probably wouldn't have planted.   I'll definitely be doing this again next year.   I just need to find more room.


  1. Funny enough, we get lots of volunteer tomatoes (most taste simply awful) but almost no volunteer squash. I think it's because the chickens eat most of our squash seeds (the chicken area serves as a giant compost bin) but miss a lot of tomato seeds.

  2. I love squash. Pretty pretty plant and fruit. I got a volunteer squash that tasted like cucumbers one year. Must of cross-bred. I'll be fun to see what your green pumpkin turns into.


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