One of my all-time favorite squash.
A shame really, (at least I think so) but I have not been growing much so writing about it was not on my mind. Trying to keep employed had me more occupied but that has finally crystalized so I have a little more "free" time.
I wrote this for a Facebook page a recently created to take the place of a blog I shut down, so if you happen to follow that, my apologies for boring you twice. :-)
We had a visiting nurse ask what squash I was growing in my garden yesterday. First, I had to clarify that I was not growing anything intentionally except for tomatoes in large containers.
Secondly I explained that the squash was an old standby, "surprise squash". I don't know what they are until they form.
"Oh, then the corn was not planted either?" "No, and it is not corn, it is Johnson grass on steroids." These were in the hulgekultur beds where I could not mow.🙀
The picture is of the largest surprise squash. I have an idea what it is but not confirmed yet. Then I have two that could be anything since we throw our seeds there when cleaning squash for dinner.
The only ones I can identify quickly are the bitter melons and they were intentional. Also in containers. Oh yes, I have a third surprise squash over by the house where I used to have cacti. If I am lucky it will be a Chinese fuzzy melon.
Who knows, I might just do some real gardening now that my tractor is semi-running again. At least the driveway will get graded and the bush hogging will get done. I still have a major hydraulic issue to resolve but with my job status changing, so will my decisions on what NEEDS to be fixed and what can wait.
I was out poking around the squash picture and ran into this morning glory. Now morning glories have become a serious weed for me, but how can you wreak vengeance on something so pretty?