Ever since I discovered two mysterious vines growing in my yard I’ve been playing a mind boggling guessing game. Are they pumpkins, zucchini, watermelons, just a weed? I got lots of guesses from fellow gardeners and the majority thought pumpkin. Heck, even I was convinced we were growing pumpkins.
Day after day I checked the blooms to see if they would reveal what was growing. The first vine we discovered showed up in the backyard next to our patio. It’s much smaller than the other one which solid green leaves.
Today I did some snooping and found this …
I’m still not exactly sure what it is but I’m assuming it’s a type of gourd.
Then there is vine number two. It has spotted green leaves and took over the fence line on both sides then started climbing along the side of our house. What you see below is only half the plant. The other half is twice as long on the other side of the fence.
Last night I discovered this little yellow fella growing.
Again, I’m pretty sure it’s some type of gourd with a really unique wing shaped head.
I’m a little bummed we’re not growing something edible but it’s been fun to see it grow and produce these funny looking things. One thing I know for sure is that we did NOT plant these. I thought maybe Kaydee had used my pumpkin seeds but I never bought any type of gourd seeds. So it really is a mystery how these got here.
*** UPDATE ***
Perhaps I’m wrong again. According to some friends on Facebook they think these could still be zucchinis. LOL So I guess only time will tell at this point. I’m tempted to take these pictures to the Farmer’s Market and ask the growers there if they can identify it for me.