The Accidental Cucumber
It erupted beside the sourwood tree earlier this spring. We didn't plant it, and we weren't quite sure what it was. Another unintended plant had come up in the backyard--revealing itself early on as a pumpkin plant--but we knew how that happened. The squirrels planted it from the remains of a holiday pumpkin I had tossed out as a little dietary diversity for them. So nice of them to participate in the gardening!
But we weren't sure about this one. Squash? Cucumber? They look so similar. . . . We decided it wasn't in the way and left it alone.
So today I head out to take some new pictures--and realize there are some large green fruits under the sourwood! May just have to expand the veggies into this space more deliberately, next spring!