A week ago my wife sliced open a zucchini given to us by a friend and found quite a few mature seeds. She has been on quite a growing kick lately, so she planted a few of these seeds in the bed where pumpkins are already growing. The pumpkins were also a hand-me-down as they were the result of burying an unmade jack-o-lantern from last Halloween.

Sure enough, the zucchini have sprouted and are looking vigorous and healthy. With any luck we will have a free crop of squash for nothing more than a few minutes effort to drop the seeds in the ground. Don’t be too eager to throw out seeds you come across in your kitchen. You might find that there are plants just waiting to sprout up in you garden.

Zucchini Sprouts - 2

Zucchini Sprouts - 1