What am I?

It just popped up. Tomato? Pumpkin? Any guesses welcome …

10 Responses to What am I?

  1. mol-d November 15, 2010 at 9:08 am #


  2. Dani November 15, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    Looks like a pumpkin / butternut or squash – you’ll find out when the first flowers form and make a “fruit”. I’m betting on squash.

  3. Niall November 15, 2010 at 10:48 am #

    I’m also voting squash of some description …

  4. Greg November 15, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    I think it is pumpkin.

  5. Julia November 15, 2010 at 11:09 am #

    Pumpkin gets my vote too.

  6. Gareth November 15, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    Thanks all! We had pumpkins about six months ago in the same area. They died off suddenly. Then, when we re-did the new beds recently, this one somehow came back to life and popped up!
    Weird how it lay dormant all this time.

  7. Greg November 15, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    What to do with an unwanted pumpkin plant if it came up in the wrong place. My experience as a child:

    1. Pull out and place in compost bin/heap.


    2. Pull it out and remove the stems.

    3. Rinse the leaves and add it to your pot of spinach and tomato. Taste delicious.

    4. Kids, use the stems to blow your soap bubbles.

    5. Scrape the area where you will be blowing with a knife to make it smooth.

  8. PETER November 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    I’m going for pumkin or squash family

  9. Sarah November 16, 2010 at 10:58 am #

    pumpkin!besides the leaves,you can eat the flowers too.

  10. Travis December 9, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    Cucurbit, no doubt. they all come up looking alike. (as do most families)

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