A funny thing happened while preparing supper last night...

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

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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Charlotte, NC(Zone 7b)

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

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

I have had this happen with tomatoes, of all things! It's a bit creepy at first.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Ooooo! Sprouted tomato seeds? I'd love to see a picture of that!

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

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?

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

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.

Charlotte, NC(Zone 7b)

bariolio - maybe you could set up a worm compost bin in your home, or on the porch.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Ok! Can you point me to info on how to do this?

Nauvoo, AL(Zone 7a)

It was raring to grow. That was pretty neat.

Charlotte, NC(Zone 7b)

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


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.

Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

I would have had to plant at least one, just to see.

Camanche, IA(Zone 5a)

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

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

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...

Beaumont, TX(Zone 9a)

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

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