Tree Squash18th September 2013 • In The Garden • Stephanie Donaldson
When a few squash plants germinated in one of my compost heaps I decided to let them be. There was an enormous amount of leaf growth and the stems were soon reaching up and over the adjoining 4 metre high Euonymus but I couldn’t see any sign of fruit. A few days ago I decided to investigate more closely and once I had clambered onto the compost heap I discovered three substantial squashes tucked among the branches like early Christmas decorations. At a guess, the largest ones diameter is between 20-25cm. There may be more but I think I will have to ask my neighbour to see if they can spot them from their side of the fence.