What's Growing in the Compost Pile?

Can anybody tell me what kind of plant this is? It is growing in my compost. I compare it to a cuke and musk leaf. I don't think it is that, but the leaves are about 2 ft. across. What ever it is, it is very healthy. I also have morning glory growing in there.

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By Joyce from Wisconsin

In the Compost Pile In the Compost Pile

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July 11, 20070 found this helpful

Looks like a Marrow / Pumpkin / Squash plant - the seeds often survive composting - worth keeping!

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July 11, 20070 found this helpful

It could be a gourd of some kind too.

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July 12, 20070 found this helpful

WELL, THANK YOU!! I don't have a camera and have my entire PATIO covered in these plants, about 6 of them. Mine are full of huge yellow blooms and I believe they are WATERMELON because of the few fruit they are making about the size of a small apple right now, after about 2 months of growth, but HELP, IT'S THE PLANTS THAT ATE THE CITY, here. I didn't plant them, the birds must have, and i DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH MORE WE CAN HANDLE WITHOUT CLIMBING UP THE STALKS!

One has climbed a palm plant and reached the house ROOF TOP, for Heaven's sake. I truly hate to pull them up after they have survived 40 days and 40 nights of straight rain, a July 4th Caterpillar PARADE along my house eve, and MANY CHILDREN PLAYING ALL AROUND THEM. I MADE THE MISTAKE OF THINKING/HOPING THEY WERE SQUASH, AND PLACED LARGEST TOMATO CAGES WIDE-SIDE DOWN

OVER EACH ROBUST PLANT WHEN SMALL. Now I can't even SEE the cages! LOLOLOLOL. Those melons better be good, or we're eating fried BLOOMS! God bless you for this photo! : )

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July 12, 20070 found this helpful

P.S. OOPS, I forgot that the birds ate the insides out of a large pumpkin last Fall out on the patio. I'll bet it's PUMPKIN, not watermelon. Along with the two dozen can of charity pumpkin I've been given, I'd better put my baker's hat on and get to searching the recipes for all the Pumpkin ideas.

Last night I discovered that I could make QUICK "Pumpkin 'Snow' COOKIES?CREAM Ice Cream" from our shaved ice machine ! Here's the 'from memory' recipe I used. It's yummy if you love pumpkin, love "snow ice cream" that tastes like Ice Milk from the dairy case a little bit, because of the melting "snow"...Have your bowls/large cups and spoons chilled as you start.

One can of evaporated milk

One can pumpkin

Three-quarters cup sugar, or substitute(I am out)

One-half Cup dry milk

one Teaspoon Vanilla Flavoring

one Teaspoon Almond flavoring

one-half Teaspoon Nutmeg

one-half teaspoon Cinnamon

twelve crushed "duples" cookies (vanilla/chocolate)

Mix all ingredients together, adding crushed cookies last.

Shave three cups solid ice and pour above mix over

ice in bowl/cup, adding more on top of mix and stir lightly. Serve quickly and ENJOY!!!

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July 12, 20070 found this helpful

Ha ha! The same thing happened to me, too. I spread out my compost throughout my flower beds earlier this year, and now I have pumpkins growing everywhere! Hardy little boogers, they are... It works out well, though, because I tend to grow a bunch of them every year and give them to friends as gifts. They're great for carving, eating, or roasting the seeds. If you end up with more than you can handle, you can also set up a roadside stand and sell them in the fall. Or throw them in a lonely corner of the yard and wait for next year!

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July 12, 20070 found this helpful

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it looks like a squash plant.......

Angela

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July 13, 20070 found this helpful

Try sweet potato. Kumera.

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July 13, 20070 found this helpful

Kudzu

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July 14, 20070 found this helpful

It's the "birdhouse gourd" plant.

Hobo62

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July 15, 20070 found this helpful

Hi!

Are the leaf stems spiny? If not, then it is probably not pumpkin or squash. They don't look that way, but hard to tell from the pic. Hope this helps!

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July 16, 20070 found this helpful

cucumbers!!!

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October 5, 20070 found this helpful

It's hard to tell without seeing it, but my vote goes for pumpkin! Did you put any seeds in the compost? Beans and legumes will often grow in it too.

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