This was growing where I had cucumbers last year, and so I assumed this was cucumber. It's much thicker than last year's and any cucumber I've seen before.
The last pic is a pumpkin plant, put in by mistake
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Thanks for your response. I don't remember growing anything related last year. I let a pumpkin rot in the ground two years ago and found a pumpkin plant growing in the lawn. I moved it and it's starting to produce flowers now. They aren't near each other. I don't even know when this vegetable is ready to eat!
As porkpal said it's a hybrid cucumber. Cucumbers can't cross with their cucurbit relatives such as pumpkins, squash or melons but pollen from another type can travel long distances.
I gave a friend Sumter cucumber seed, a pickling type, last year and he also grew lemon cukes, a small yellow/green ball type. He has a plant with lemon colored pickling cukes this year and gave me one to try.
Wow, that is fascinating. I have many, many bees in my garden. I wonder ho to tell when it's ready to eat.
It's looking more like a cantaloupe. I didn't realize and find it very interesting that cantaloupes start out smooth. The original picture is from 6 days ago, and that's how quick the texture of the skin changed. I also didn't expect that a cantaloupe would be so oval. Anyone else's input would be appreciated.
Google "netted melons" to see if there is one that most resembles yours. Cantaloupe is a good guess.