I've shown some pictures of my big pumpkins:
And Zucchini (which I grew so I could save seeds):
It's been a good year for squash here.
So this squash volunteered to grow in the composter this year. Squash love compost. It seems to be their favourite place to grow. I didn't plant seeds, but seeds from last year ended up in the compost and they grew themselves. From one plant I got a pumpkin (I believe I pollinated it myself), from another plant I got this:
It doesn't seem so impressive until you compare it with that large zucchini pictured above:
It's huge! 15 inches from tip to tail, and 9 inches across. It weighs nearly 17 pounds!
I took a picture of the plants in July (they are much bigger now):
Initially, I was quite certain I was going to get spaghetti squash from that particular plant - you can tell by the shape of the plant beneath the female flowers. So I do believe this monstrous creature was created by a clever bee that combined pollen from that big zucchini plant with the spaghetti squash. You can tell from the ridges at the top and bottom of each plant:
I will cut it open in a few days and see if I can get seeds out of it. Odds are they won't germinate, but might as well try, eh?