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My mystery squash have bloomed! I had saved some seeds last year which I think where from a pumpkin but I am not sure. Planted them in a pot just to see what would happen and they grew! They don't seem to be making runners which I thought was common for pumpkins.
I thinned them twice already since I wasn't sure if they would grow (I just tossed some seeds in) and I still have five plants. Now the wait begins!

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Yes, I learned only last year that types of squash grown in proximity to each other will hybridize ... I had seeds of pure Gem Squash, those lovely small round ones, and planted it near other squash. Saved the seeds, sowed them last year, and OOPS they were strange big spaghetti squash type. Sooo disappointed. Now I have pure seeds again that were gifted to me ... but nowhere to plant them smile003.gif am in an apartment

dede18 Level 7 June 23, 2018

Well darn. I hope you find a place to grow them!

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Beautiful start!

JenBeberstein Level 7 June 16, 2018

Fingers crossed!

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Oh, the anticipation what will come from them!

HeathenFarmer Level 8 June 16, 2018

Hopefully something!

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It will be interesting to see if you get something edible from them. It's fun having mystery seeds. I picked up a seed head from the ground at a big display garden and grew them and they turned out to be a very pretty canna brasiliensis.

CeliaVL Level 7 June 16, 2018

It is fun! We will have to see what comes out if any thing smile001.gif

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Courgettes?

Ellatynemouth Level 8 June 16, 2018

I don't think so but anything is possible! smile001.gif

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Pumpkins can hybridize with summer squash and gourds, probably not a pure pumpkin since as you've observed the different foliage. I had one that tasted pretty good. I have lots of volunteers in my yard and encourage them, plants spring up where they grow the best, don't argue with mother nature.

Buttercup Level 7 June 16, 2018

True. Just have to wait... smile001.gif

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That looks good. you might have too many plants for one pot. i grew my in the garden with a small hill of dirt and sometimes two plants on the same hill doesn't do very well. but I've never try it in a pot. So I could very well be wrong.

kenriley Level 8 June 16, 2018

Need to hunt for a bigger pot or attempt to spilt the grouo to two pots. Will have to see what I can find.

Is this an example of you thinking something to later find it's not true?

@AstralSmoke It very well could be.

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Looks like squash to me. Sometimes I see growth from a seed I planted two-three years past. My compost is growing a squash too. Speaking of gardening, I need to leave Agnostic's now and get to work.

sweetcharlotte Level 8 June 16, 2018

That is what I thought too. Puzzled as to which one though as I don't usually buy winter squash other than pumpkins... lol! Wait and see!

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Fry the flowers in a very light tempura .. yummy!

Hebert54 Level 7 June 16, 2018

That's a good idea! I have heard you can do that with daylilies as well but haven't tried it yet.

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How fun to wait for the fruit to form. I love a good mystery!

HippieChick58 Level 9 June 16, 2018
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