Early this summer Meg planted 4 hills of yellow squash in the garden. Shortly after planting we had some good rains and the seeds that came up on two of the hills were slightly off the hills. So only 4 plants came up in 4 hills, yet 3-4 seeds were planted in each hill, these were old seeds.
It did not take long to realize we had 2 hills of yellow squash (so far about 8 beautiful squash harvested), a pickling cucumber seeded from last year (4 cukes harvested) and until last week a mystery plant we assumed was a pumpkin. Now were have the answer to the mystery plant it's a Butternut Squash and it currently has 5 squashes on the rapidly spreading vines. No we have never planted Butternuts ever, this must have came from our compost as we do eat them.
The biggest sweet pepper we have ever grown, it measures 10 1/4 inches! Not eaten it yet so I don't know how it tastes. We are finally getting tomatoes, lots of yellow squash, several Anaheim peppers and a few pickling cukes. The Armenian Yard Long Cucumbers have had lots of male flowers, but no fruit yet. Found another stray cucumber plant in one of the compost bins flowering yesterday.