Friday, August 01, 2008

What is it?

Any thoughts as to what kind of squash this is? It volunteered to grow in my garden, and I didn't have the heart to pull it out. Now it's taking over and I have no idea what it is. Does anyone have a clue?

Don't worry, it will get bigger.






And while we are on the topic of squashes, anyone know what this one is?






I don't eat a lot of squashes. At least I didn't use to. I have a feeling that is about to change.




5 comments:

~laurie said...

The top one looks like an ornamental squash..you see them around thanksgiving at markets sold for decoration. The other i think might be a marrow.
Hard to tell without knowing the size :)
~laurie

Josiane said...

I can't really help: I love squashes, but there are so many varieties, I confuse most of them! I hope you'll enjoy these ones!

marydotmusic said...

I've been away, so I'm late to reply...

That first yellow squash looks like a yellow zucchini. Yummy stuff. You can find them in stores too now, so you can compare yours to the store ones and see if they're the same.

A little unsure about the bottom photo though...

Beth said...

This looks a bit like the thing that was hanging over my fence last year! Never did find out what it was... :(

http://shadesofbliss.blogspot.com/2007/11/finders-keepers.html

moggiemoe said...

Just saw these pictures. Volunteer squashes could be anything or nothing, because squashes cross-fertilize very readily. I had a garden one year with 5 squash varieties in it, and just for fun I saved seeds from one of the zuchinis and planted 6 the following year. Every one of the 6 plants was different (all from the same "litter")and they were all edible only in the sense that they probably wouldn't poison you.