Friday, August 6, 2010

Don't fence me in!

 Some things just don't like to be told what to do.

This is a maturing spaghetti squash and it's already the size of a football.  If you have ever grown any of the squash family then you know how they can just get away from you. 

One minute they are doing as you expect and the next, well, they're off to seek new and bolder adventures. The vines were supposed to grow on the cages and supports.  They did that for a while but then got restless.

It was hard to get this one to sit still for a photo it was so busy sending out it's fast-growing vines.  Wonderful curling tendrils have grasped onto the grass - and weeds - with a death grip. 

It's hard to get a sense of scale but the parts outside the box are longer than what's in.  At least 6 feet and growing along the grass.  There's a  new little squash every few inches.  Good thing I love spaghetti squash.  Hope our neighbors do, too.


April said...

You're going to have a bountiful harvest. I hope you have some nice recipes for this beautiful squash.

Ginny said...

Good greif!! An invasive squash, that is funny! But as long as it's putting our you make it where it looks like strands of spaghetti, then put a topping on? You seem to have a really green thumb!

Ginny said...

Why does Ron Zaleski walk barefoot? After reading many interviews, I still have no idea. He calls his mission "footwork". He was a Marine, and one of six scheduled to go into combat. For some reason, he had to stay behind, and all the other five were killed. It has affected him profoundly. About church, I don't know why he wears shoes there. He takes his mom, so maybe it shows respect for her opinion?

Jane@WildeThymeKnits said...

Hee, hee! I've had the same trouble with zucchini. Left a couple of them one day too long and they were HUGE!


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