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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 10:40 pm 
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I went out to the compost bin the other day and found this growing. Whatever it is, it sprouted up fast. Can anyone tell me if this is a weed or maybe something that grew from my kitchen scraps?

Here's the whole plant:
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a closeup:
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and another:
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 7:37 am 
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Bill-
Was just curious if the vine in your compost was setting fruit? We had this happen a couple yrs ago & it was a honeydew vine, produced the best honeydew melon I'd ever eaten!
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Here's what the plant looks like a little over one month later. There's no fruit yet that I can see, but there are little yellow flowers. The thing's grown quite a bit, taking over the whole compost bucket and the one next to it. Now it's growing up the walls of my fence.

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Here's a closeup of the flower.

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Is this what your honeydew looked like? How big will the vine get before it is finished?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:55 pm 
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I think my honeydew vine was bigger-larger leaves-but it did look like cantalope vine & so does this, to me. I'm sure everyone is waiting for fruit to set!
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It looks like Cantelope, but it could be Pumpkin. The seeds at the bottom of the plant appear to be Pumpkin. Vines can grow to 8'. The only problem I see is 1: you will need to turn the compost eventually, and 2: The weight of the melons or whatever may pull down the lattice.

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The vines look just like my cantalope. Did you throw some cantalope seeds into your bin? Since my compost never completely finishes, before I till it into the garden, each spring I have cantalopes come up all over the garden. This year I had 14 plants come and pretty much take over the garden. I would let the vines grow and see what it is.

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I think the heat finally got to it. This last week or two the leaves have been wilting and turning brown. Its as if the whole plant just shrunk into itself.


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