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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,

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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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