Two summers ago a volunteer plant came up in my neighbors yard. I had to take a picture of the developing vegetable and post it on DG to find out it was a pumpkin - err pumpkins. (So there goes my gardener hat.) It turned out to be a sugar pumpkin plant and 15 pumpkins grew and were given to the neighborhood children. That was so much fun that I planted sugar pumpkins in his yard this summer for the neighborhood kids. Starting in July, they were asking "are they ready yet?" LOL This time the vine was not a sugar pumpkin and made only 3 or 4 largish pumpkins. The biggest pumpkin was pumpkin napped one day so I picked them all early and put them in my basement until mid-October. This year there was only one pumpkin per child instead of several - but they still enjoyed them. And, I had a volunteer of the previous year's crop in my garden! So I will have a tiny pumpkin for my own table this Thursday.
You have some lovely volunteers at your house!!!
What a nice pumpkin you grew, or the fairies did. lol
I found squash and pumpkins to be one of the easiest things to grow...they aren't fussy just need lots of water! So, will you be grownig more next year?
I meant to save some seeds from my volunteer, but the 'innards' molded before I got around to it and had to to be tossed. But I will find a space somewhere for a pumpkin vine. It was such fun, even though we only had the one pumpkin.
Have you seen volunteer tomato plants? Can they bear? I guess it will be too cool now for them to have a chance.
Do rabbits eat the fuzzy leaves? Our squirrels seem to stay out by the horses and away from the house where the dogs are, but the rabbits and gophers like to taunt the dogs. Our caretakers 4 yr old enlarged a gopher hole and fed him tortillas when he came near the top!! It would be funnier if he would be satisfied with tortillas!! LOL