Friday, July 9, 2010

Hmm, that's not right...

One of the plants I put in my garden was a spaghetti squash. This is my first time planting it, since my mother in law always gave me a couple in the past. We really liked using it in place of noodles for a healthier spaghetti. I decided to grow my own. My mother in law was disappointed that she couldn't find any easily, and the one plant she did find died. I told her that I'd share with her.

This morning, I started looking at the fruit starts (or is it a vegetable?). While I am a spaghetti squash newbie, this really doesn't look right to me:While this does look like a fun and interesting squash, I'm sad that it's my "spaghetti squash". I was really looking forward to that this year. Why couldn't it have been my extra zucchini (one of the kids tossed an extra in my cart), or even my crookneck squash? It appears to be the beginnings of a "Pattypan Squash". It may be fun.

Now, this may still be hope for spaghetti squash. I never thin my starts, and there was two plants in the cup. The other one is blooming, but hasn't shown fruit yet. Maybe it will be a spaghetti squash?

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Spaghetti squash is my favorite and we grow them every year, I can't tell from the picture. If I saw it in person I could tell you. We didn't plant any this year to share either I am sorry. We never got our garden in... next year we will be better.