...are taking over my garden!!
I planted a cucumber plant. It was like 8 inches tall when I transplanted it.
3 days later, what I thought was another cuke plant sprouted out of the bottom side of the row where I planted the original.
Its been growing and growing and I was like WOOHOO! I <3 CUKES! The 2 vines grew in different directions and took over half of my 10x12 plot.
Then the flowers started growing...and they looked different on each plant.
Small yellow blossoms close to the original cuke vine, huge bright orange blossoms on stalks on the 2nd.
I was like, hmm...that's weird. Maybe a squash seed was laying dormant in my cuke soil?
But then the pod appeared at the base of one of the orange blossom.
then it kept growing and growing and growing (it is still not ripe).
What is this thing?!?!?!
(yes I need to weed.../sigh)
It is smooth, like a melon, on a vine with what looks like squash blossoms, and its huge...
The thing is 16 inches in circumference and almost 5 pounds.
I thought the only aliens were in my house.