|Volunteer squash, July 18th, 2012|
Six beautiful patty pan squash! I had patty pan last year in another part of the garden, so apparently one seed made it through the winter. And came up true. There is a second plant behind this first monster that I also allowed to grow, again hoping for pumpkins. Turns out that plant looks like a true mesa acorn squash. There is a third plant that I moved from the area of last year's acorn squash, hoping it too will be an acorn. The plant suffered from the move in the 90 degree plus heat, but has survived. Watch that one turn out to be a pumpkin! The patty pan were too many to carry, so I put them into one of my handy do everything containers. Looked kind of eerie.
Will I let volunteer squash plants grow up next year? Guess it depends on where they choose to sprout.