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bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 3, 2012
10:44 AM

Post #9108757

I bought a spaghetti squash maybe a month ago and kept it in my dark pantry. Well, they call them "keeper" squash, don't they? Last night I went to bake it and use as a noodle replacement for my Beef Stroganoff and this is what I found when I cut it open!!! I just thought it was too cool!! Janet

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HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 3, 2012
11:55 AM

Post #9108863

Looks as though your squash is raring to grow! If you were not more knowledgeable, you would probably think they were "worms".

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 3, 2012
12:40 PM

Post #9108934

I have had this happen with tomatoes, of all things! It's a bit creepy at first.
bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 3, 2012
12:49 PM

Post #9108946

Ooooo! Sprouted tomato seeds? I'd love to see a picture of that!
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2012
4:25 AM

Post #9109726

Very cool! I've seen apples and citrus do that. I had planted two grapefruit tree seeds from the inside germination. Did you plant these?
bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2012
6:01 AM

Post #9109835

No, no room! But they were so crispy I wanted to eat them. But I'm afraid they went into the garbage. And yes, I'm a sinner. I don't COMPOST! Yet. :) Gotta get one of those self-contained composters one day so nothing is out in the open. We used to just throw stuff in a corner of the yard in our old house, but not in this neighborhood!! Sheesh. Houston neighborhoods! They're a blessing and a curse.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 4, 2012
7:03 AM

Post #9109919

bariolio - maybe you could set up a worm compost bin in your home, or on the porch.
bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #9109999

Ok! Can you point me to info on how to do this?
CricketsGarden
Nauvoo, AL
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
8:16 AM

Post #9110038

It was raring to grow. That was pretty neat.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 4, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9110242

bariolio - Here's a link to Amazon. I've read that the "Worm Factory" works if one follows directions carefully.

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=worm composting bins&tag=mh0b-20&index=aps&hvadid=42576856&ref=pd_sl_411zf8wds5_e

One thing to note: Compost worms are different than earthworms found in your garden

Usually the place you buy the worm kit will either also sell compost worms, or will tell you where to buy them.

Or, you could buy them from "Worms Way" - they are all knowing when it comes to worms.
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2012
10:31 PM

Post #9111047

I would have had to plant at least one, just to see.
19flip44
Camanche, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2012
4:29 PM

Post #9111821

bariolio; Check out the Vermicomposting on Dave's Garden. You can set up a worm bin using 18 gallon totes from Wal$Mart. I don't have time to help you any more (going out fro a shrimp fry) Sorry Phil
bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 5, 2012
8:28 PM

Post #9112142

Thanks Phil! I'll check it out soon.
And Lisa, I'd love to grow Spag. squash but alas, too little space, too little time, too much arthritis and I'm still in a walking boot!! Really interferes with my gardening...
Inthegarden
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2012
7:54 AM

Post #9119691

That is so cool and 'weird'...never seen anything like it.

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