Tuesday, August 11, 2009

mystery plant

This plant was found growing out of my compost pile. It remains a mystery.
See the very huge, dark green leaves?
And here is the start of a fruit.
Anyone know what this is???!
photos by me © 2009

14 comments:

  1. It looks like a summer squash plant, or at least in the squash family. Nice healthy looking plant.

    Judy

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  2. Wish I knew what it was but I hope it's something good!

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  3. It looks like a squash or pumpkin - did you put any seeds in the compost pile?

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  4. Definitely squash of some sort; could be summer squash, zucchini, butternut, pumpkin, or ??

    Cool! See what comes of it..

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  5. Yes, I think it's a squash, not a melon.

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  6. I think it's a pumpkin honey...you clever thing...growing veggies without even trying! So sorry to hear about your mother...love and hugs to you...

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  7. I'm guessing some sort of squash too.
    It certainly is big. I can't wait to see what it turns out to be.
    My mystery plants are usually weeds, but yours looks very promising.

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  8. Pumpkin, zuccini, or maybe watermelon! Enjoy it, whatever it is :)

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  9. I have no clue what it is because I quite gardening several years ago. It looks neat though! LOL
    Blessings~

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  10. Looks like the squash Is In the running. Hope your having a great day..Kathi

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  11. Well, what a cool surprise! Just echoing everyone else here about the squash (although I initially thought pumpkin).

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  12. Can't help identify it...but I sure can't wait to see what you find out :)

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  13. Pumpkin

    I love plants that just pop out of the compost pile.

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  14. definitely a pumpkin - especially if it has large orange flowers with 5 petals. :)

    some of the flowers will have the fruit under it - those are the female flowers. others won't have them - those are male flowers. you (or bees / insects if you're lucky) have to pollinate the female flowers with the male flowers (get a bit of the powder on a q-tip & put it on the females) in order for the pumpkins to grow. :)

    my dad always planted pumpkins in his large garden. :)

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