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Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:09 pm
Could I get some help identifying a mystery plant that was growing in my garden this year? Not sure how the heck it got there. It was supposed to be a pumpkin, but it turned into this HUGE squash/zucchuini/gourd looking thing that completely took over our cucumbers and summer squash. I had to pull it, as it was just overtaking everything.
One, what is it? And two, is it edible?
Thanks in advance.
Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:52 pm
WOW...a plant that produces squash and hats !!
Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:12 pm
Looks like a white eggplant
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:12 pm
From thrown out seeds from a hybrid variety maybe? curious.
Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:58 pm
A possible cross between two simular plants from last year, had a simular thing happen several years ago, but the squash bugs took care of it for me, LOL! Pumpkin and squash cross maybe.
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:47 am
danovercash wrote:A possible cross between two simular plants from last year, had a simular thing happen several years ago, but the squash bugs took care of it for me, LOL! Pumpkin and squash cross maybe.
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:02 am
Winfield Dave wrote:WOW...a plant that produces squash and hats !!
Thanks for the replies gents...all possibilities I guess? Never even considered a hybrid. It does look something like the squash in Don's link.
Well, I removed 2 plants you can see on the side of the lawn there. I left one in that wasn't hurting anything.
Thanks for the help.
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:46 am
I actually planted some of those. It's a type of gourd, but it didn't take over my garden. I told my kids that they were Dinosaur eggs.
I planted them from a pack of gourd mix seeds.
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