There’s a mystery squash in the garden and can’t quite bring myself to pull it out.
I crammed four bush squash and three (originally four) gourds into one of the twelve garden beds following the early spring planting of spinach. As they were growing I noticed there was an extra cucurbit among them. Curiosity prevented me from tearing it out right away. It’s turned out to be a vining type so I’m training it up my extremely rustic trellis and steering it away from the paths and other plants. Most likely it’s from a seed that came in with the compost. Squash cross pollinate easily so this one could have an interesting combination of traits. As long as I can keep it under control we may find out what those traits are.