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Before and After: Mystery Squash

Remember when I found these mystery seedlings taking over my row of beets?


I pulled up many of the mystery seedlings, but left a few in the garden, since my curiosity was piqued. Well, that tiny little seedling has now become something of a monster plant. I've had to trellis it two separate times, and now I think my best bet to deal with its massive size is to simply drape it on the ground, outside of the garden box.

To see what it looks like now, read more.

I'm betting this squash is a butternut squash, but either way I'll know soon enough. There are already half a dozen fruits forming on this monster, whose leaves are bigger than my head. I'm proud of my mystery squash; I'm just not sure what I'm going to do with all of its bounty. Any readers have some good squash recipes?

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