Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Back to Basics
by donnainzone10 Today at 11:11 am

» Starting seeds- Self-watering, or no?
by J Long Today at 9:43 am

» Under "Everything Else" - The new scrolling jokes
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:58 am

» New England Jan 2015
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:53 am

» SEARCH Wiki?
by willholt627 Today at 4:25 am

» My 'trip' through hydroponic stores
by has55 Yesterday at 10:38 pm

» Compost: Berkeley 18 day [hot] method
by has55 Yesterday at 10:36 pm

» My 1st 4x4's 2014
by has55 Yesterday at 10:23 pm

» Finding components for Mels Mix is an adventure
by camprn Yesterday at 9:00 pm

» Seed Starting!!
by quiltbea Yesterday at 8:07 pm

» A beginner, I think
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:06 pm

» The SFG Journey-Forbidden Composting material. !!! DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:04 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 2:37 pm

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 9:51 am

» Adventures in Table Top
by has55 Yesterday at 4:46 am

» Jerusalem Artichoke or Sun Choke
by steve638 1/27/2015, 10:22 pm

» Gumbo Verde(Green Gumbo)
by Cajun Cappy 1/27/2015, 10:01 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by llama momma 1/27/2015, 9:02 pm

» Grape tomatoes - Do you have a favorite?
by nosmok 1/27/2015, 7:06 pm

» Heat Mat
by plantoid 1/27/2015, 6:26 pm

» What are Hawaii folks harvesting?
by Kelejan 1/27/2015, 6:18 pm

» How to host a picture.
by Kelejan 1/27/2015, 4:04 pm

» Tomato Powder
by has55 1/27/2015, 1:33 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by has55 1/27/2015, 11:46 am

» PNW: January 2015
by has55 1/27/2015, 11:32 am

» Question for Mainers
by camprn 1/26/2015, 10:09 pm

» Chicken, Oyster Gumbo With Home Made Andouille Sausage
by Cajun Cappy 1/26/2015, 9:21 pm

» carrot tops toxic?
by Cajun Cappy 1/26/2015, 6:20 pm

» Because of johnp, I decided to make beef veggie soup
by plantoid 1/26/2015, 2:26 pm

» My fresh sweet potatoes!
by has55 1/26/2015, 10:34 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Zucchini or pumpkin???

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Zucchini or pumpkin???

Post  llama momma on 8/27/2011, 10:57 am





Help - What is this? I did not plant it. It showed up in the flower bed so I let it go. It is 5-1/2 pounds and it didn't start out long like a zucchini, it was immediately round. Did I just kill a pumpkin or is this a round variety of zucchini?? I'm Such a Newbie!

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts: 4205
Join date: 2010-08-20
Age: 58
Location: Central Ohio 5b-6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini or pumpkin???

Post  littlesapphire on 8/27/2011, 11:29 am

Lol, how cute!! Well, if I remember correctly, zucchini and pumpkins are very close relatives, and can cross polinate. So you may actually have a zumpkin Laughing Cut it open and take some pictures! I'd love to see what's inside, and that'll probably help us know what it is.

littlesapphire

Female Posts: 617
Join date: 2010-04-08
Age: 30
Location: Jamestown, NY (Zone 5a)

View user profile http://www.sanorigardens.org

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini or pumpkin???

Post  llama momma on 8/27/2011, 11:41 am

A zumpkin you suggest? That is hilarious. Or a Pucchini like the Italian composer? Have two more outside. Whatever it is it's going to be in a casserole very soon. A zumpkin or pucchini casserole. Anyone else have a suggestion?

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts: 4205
Join date: 2010-08-20
Age: 58
Location: Central Ohio 5b-6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini or pumpkin???

Post  camprn on 8/27/2011, 1:50 pm

I say pumpkin and it will probably, eventually, turn orange.

____________________________

39 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books


camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts: 13048
Join date: 2010-03-06
Age: 52
Location: Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini or pumpkin???

Post  llama momma on 8/27/2011, 2:47 pm

Thank you both for your input. Zumpkin or pumpkin, I will leave the other two on the vine and see if they stay green or turn orange. As for the one in the picture I'll open it up and see if there's anything interesting to write about.

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts: 4205
Join date: 2010-08-20
Age: 58
Location: Central Ohio 5b-6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini or pumpkin???

Post  middlemamma on 8/27/2011, 4:47 pm

I can't wait to see the inside!

middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts: 2260
Join date: 2010-04-25
Age: 37
Location: Post Falls Idaho and LOVING it

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini or pumpkin???

Post  llama momma on 8/27/2011, 5:58 pm



The Zumpkin/Pumpkin/Zucchini??? Autopsy is complete. What do you think?? I can tell you it faintly smelled like a pumpkin. But I have to admit I never smelled a raw zucchini so would they smell the the same? What is this thing?

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts: 4205
Join date: 2010-08-20
Age: 58
Location: Central Ohio 5b-6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini or pumpkin???

Post  Denese on 8/27/2011, 7:42 pm

Looks like the inside of an under ripe pumpkin to me. Very Happy

Denese

Female Posts: 324
Join date: 2011-05-31
Age: 60
Location: Southeast Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini or pumpkin???

Post  shannon1 on 8/28/2011, 1:49 am

My vote is for a winter squash of some kind. Can't wait to see if they turn orange like a pumpkin or tan like a butter nut. I guess they could stay green like an acorn volunteers are soooooooo cool.

shannon1

Posts: 1697
Join date: 2011-04-01
Location: zone 9a St.Johns county FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini or pumpkin???

Post  pgtsmith on 9/11/2012, 7:17 pm

I too have grown what I thought was zucchini and now it has turned orange. I used several before this to make zucchini bread and it came out great. They grew out of my compost pile in the back yard and in my front yard. I actually had two plants in one in the front and grew two traditional pumpkins and then what I thought was zucchini on the other part. In both cases they grew wild.[quote]

pgtsmith

Female Posts: 1
Join date: 2012-09-11
Age: 54
Location: Clifton,NJ

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum