Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Does Anyone Know What This Is?
I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I planted what I thought was a pumpkin in my back yard. I had some old, old seeds, that I had sorted out and put together in a packet, that were a mixed variety of pumpkins (I thought). Of all the 'pumpkin' seeds I planted this one vine is the only one that came up. I think. There is a small possibility it was a volunteer that came up in the same general area I planted the seeds. Last years there were ornamental gourds int this vicinity.
It is a very vigorous plant and has basically taken over the entire back yard.
So any ideas? I'm hoping its some variety of squash, since its obviously not a pumpkin. Gourds would be okay, but I'd rather have the squash to eat! The gourds from last year, didn't look like this and were very small and multi colored.
Hope someone recognizes this 'creature'.