Earlier this week, we found a surprise in finding that a volunteer butternut squash plant was thriving and expanding near our mulch pile. It was definitely a VERY unexpected bounty as Grenville didn’t plant any squash this year due to the limited garden space.
As you can see, butternut squash REALLY likes to lots of growing space.
But, this time. weeds have overrun the strawberry patches. While we’ve sampled this second crop, the berries are not as sweet or large as the spring crop so we won’t be picking them.
Instead, this time around, the birds and squirrel have been enjoying them.
Meantime, the surprise butternut squash is doing SO well that we’re looking forward to a late fall harvest.