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Carmel, NY(Zone 6b)

Cuke or Squash, that is the question! (Sprouted up in my tomato seedlings, not sure were he came from, or what he is. Could even be a melon, I guess.)

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Charlotte, NC(Zone 7b)

Could be anyone of the those you mentioned. They all look alike when they are young.

What did you have growing there last year? That might give you a clue.

I have volunteer melons popping up all over the garden this spring. I know they are melons, because I didn't grow squash or cucumbers last year.

Stamford, CT(Zone 6b)

No a cuke and I don't think a summer squash. The primary leaves are those of the cucumber/squash family, but I don't know about the secondary leaf.

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

There's a volunteer squash growing in one of my garden beds too. It's grown up far enough that I know it's not a cuke. Anyway, I am hating to pull it, but I'm thinking that it's not worth spending the space, for second gen results. Maybe I can move it -- just to see what it will do.

Sequee, just grow it out a bit more and it may become more evident.

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Yeah, I was thinking it looked more melon-y than anything else, but with all the varieties out there, who knows?

Carmel, NY(Zone 6b)

I reused the dirt from pots that didn't germinate last season, so there was obviously a seed in there that was just waiting for a second chance. Guess I'll find out. It's awfully early for a melon if that's what it is, so it will be interesting to see if I can keep the lil thaing alive!

Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

I still don't have any volunteers of any sort. I'm actually 2 growing regions lower then SA, but it's hard to believe it's hay much cooler here. Even last year, when it was so hot no volunteer tomatoes showed up until mid April, long after I had planted my tomatoes. Just seems strange that this little microclimate can be that different.

Anyway, my guess was cucumber....Cathy how can you tell it's not a cuke?

It strange that it took a full year to germinate...I guess we will find out...

Stamford, CT(Zone 6b)

Cucumber leaves are multi-lobed - I think 5 lobes. But as you can see by the photo, it's possible that the young leaf might start out differently.

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Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

Guess I never looked that close. Too busy looking for fruit to look at foliage. Lol
Thanks

Wilmington, NC(Zone 8a)

We compost our jack-o-lanterns so I think this vine that started in my lettuce is pumpkin. Do you compost your pumpkins? The weird thing is, these are new (Feb) beds in the same spot as the old beds with new nursery blend soil from the mulch shop! Maybe a bird or squirrell dropped a seed from my compost.

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Carmel, NY(Zone 6b)

LOL - some seeds just have minds of their own, I guess. Nice looking lettuce patch!

Carmel, NY(Zone 6b)

Maybe now that he's a little bigger someone can give me an id?

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Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

I still think cucumber. Maybe different types have different shaped leaves. Im terrible at this, but that is my guess, and Im sticking to it!

Stamford, CT(Zone 6b)

The leaf on the right looks like a cucumber tome.

Carmel, NY(Zone 6b)

Ok, I'll go with that. It's actually the best choice since it's so big already and its waaay too early for melons to be this big, and really too early for the squash as well. The cukes are a bit more tolerant, so they would have the highest likelihood of survival. Sure was eager to get started after waiting for so long!

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