Update – Surprise squash vine

I wrote about mystery vine that looked line from squash family. Here’s update –

Looks like this is pumpkin, not sure still. I ripped off the vine as it was growing bigger and getting unmanageable. From the looks I think this is volunteer pumpkin. how cool… To give some background: Back in June, I spotted this squash like seedling volunteer. Instead of weeding it, I let it grow. I never knew this small innocent seedling will grow into giant in couple months.

Will I be growing pumpkins again? intentional or not – answer is NO. Pumpkin vines are gigantic, even without any compost or special soil, they’ll grow monsters and take up way tooo much space. I have a small yard and I’ll use it to grow something more cool – maybe potatoes?

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3 thoughts on “Update – Surprise squash vine

  1. Hello
    I have the same squash like leaves and flowers growing in my Japanese garden and like you I left it to grow out of curiousity, but now its huge…must be about 5 feet by four feet now. don’t know if I should continue to let it grow or remove it, but I’m just so curious to see what it is. It only has flowers so far. I’ll let it be for awhile until it attacks my other flowers…

    1. @Lisa – Yes, isn’t it wonderful to watch surprise seedling emerge and grow. Let it continue to grow and see what you get 🙂 Please let me know when you find out and post a picture too.

  2. thats definitely a pumpkin plant. the picture you have is of a female flower, and it should produce a pumpkin.

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