Mystery squash meet their fate

The mystery squash have finally met their end. They were chopped up, peeled, tossed with olive oil, and roasted. Along with a parsnip, just in case they tasted weird. Weird they were, but not too weird.  Some tasted like overgrown zucchini, some like bland winter squash, some like a wild grassy feral relative of squash. […]

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The mystery squash have landed

Last night, the real reason I was drawn out to look at the Moon was because my Michael had came in, noting that there were slugs all over one of the mystery squashes. Yes, slugs made those holes on Larry the Squash. Since slugs are so good at detecting when strawberries are sweet, I wonder […]

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Let the bees eat squash

It’s starting to look like the mystery plant will be revealed. Perfect round balls are developing ridges. Acorn squash again. Every fall, I keep getting various squashes, but I’m no longer sure how much I actually like winter squash. So  I no long care that I probably won’t enjoy the fruits of the mystery plants. […]

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Mystery fruitlet

Okay, a mystery female flower has appeared. With these squashlike flowers, the females have a mini fruit underneath, shaped like the fruit to come. This narrows things down a bit. Round and smooth. Hmmm. Some kind of melon, maybe? I tried planting Sugar Baby watermelons earlier, but that was last year. And the mystery plants […]

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This is not a sunflower

I’m confident now that the various mystery plants are not sunflowers. They’re spreading wide, not tall. The leaves are round, not heart-shaped. They don’t have the deep lobes and frills of watermelon leaves. (Too bad!) That leaves squash or cucumber on the list of possibilities.

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