What is this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TLWR, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This started sprouting in the yard near the garden last month. I thought it was 2 yellow squash plants. Today... those don't look like yellow squash. They don't look like zucchini either.

    So did the ducks create a new veggie for me? What is this?
    I have a third plant growing now near the shed.
    Maybe I won't have to plant a garden next year, just let the duck poop grow and see what I get!

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    Sorry for the craptastic pics, these were taken a few minutes ago and it is just about dark now

    and after going out and waiting a few minutes so I could take pics...
    this is actually the garden LOL
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  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No clue lol

    I have in my garden:
    zucchini
    yellow squash
    watermelon
    spaghetti squash
    tomatoes
    peppers
    cucumbers
    okra
    broccoli
    cauliflower
    bok choy
    corn
    lettuce


    Nothing that would grow round.
    It looks like a squash leaf.
    It looks like a round green squash, but how??? Where did it come from - some other bird dropping by and planting things with their poop?
     
  3. Horsefly

    Horsefly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it could be a wild cucumber. It grows to about 2-3 inches and then turns yellow when it is ripe. I don't think you can eat them really. We have had these sprout up in our gardens before.
     
  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's some sort of cucurbit, probably the offspring of a hybrid melon, cucumber, or squash you ate last year. Store-bought, and many farm-grown, cucurbits (melons, squash, cucumbers) are usually produced from hybrid plants, which means the original seed was produced by crossing the pollen from one breed of plant with another breed. What you end up with is high genetic variability, and the seeds of the subsequent plant can turn out all kinds of weirdness.

    Like the weirdness you got right there. [​IMG]
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    looks like a small watermelon I grew a few years ago....sugar baby? I think it was..... [​IMG]
     
  6. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It looks like a baby sugar baby, but the leaves are not watermelon plant-esk.
     
  7. Rosebud 18

    Rosebud 18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goards maybe???
     
  8. njduck

    njduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is a zucchini plant, but looks like it is crossed or hybred. so that means it is from seeds that fell out of a zuchini plant from last year. let it grow fully and see what it turns out to be.
     
  9. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it looks like a watermelon to me, i planted some like that last year
     

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