Ask a Question forum: What is this growing in my compost?

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MollyFlynn
Apr 3, 2018 9:32 PM CST
I planted pumpkin seeds last year. The seeds only grew into the plant, never became vines or pumpkins.
Last week, I noticed a large, round egg shell like substance growing in the compost, so I cracked the top and found this inside.

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DaisyI
Apr 3, 2018 9:50 PM CST
Welcome!

The 'egg shell' is what's left of a pumpkin or some squash like thing. Its full of sprouting pumpkin/squash seedlings. Now you have to try to think back to last summer and remember what you tossed in the compost, innards and all.

Aren't compost piles fascinating places?
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MollyFlynn
Apr 4, 2018 10:36 AM CST
Yes, it has been fascinating seeing what grows and what doesn't. Thank you for solving the mystery!!!

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