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Cucumis Metuliferus

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2017
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kasccr

Crazy horned melon...look how far it reached! ripped it out today @humus ...replaced it with a #littlebibi :)

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brightcolours

#hornedmelon #kiwano #kiwanomelon #cucumis #cucumismetuliferus

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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kasccr

Help me identify this plant? :) Slightly furry vine on ground...

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leisel

#plantid @nej @errolly @deekay any ideas?

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deekay

That couldnt be a volunteer cucumber could it ? The leaves would be be furry/sticky and smell slightly cucumbery

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ankur1406

Ya @deekay seems correct

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kasccr

Does that mean a cucumber that invited itself?

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deekay

Thats right. The little seeds sometimes are in compost and they decide all by themselves to volunteer to grow in your garden without you even trying 😀

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deekay

I noticed some little tendrils, if you want to grow it up you can put a stake near it and coax it up.😉

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kasccr

thankyou so much! :)

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brightcolours

To get someone's attention eg to reply or ask a Q or say thanks, you need to put an @ in front of their name so they get a notification eg @deekay Because this is your post you get a notification every time someone likes or comments, regardless of whether they tag you or not. 😊

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kasccr

So this has turned out to be a "horned melon"!! The vine spread quite quickly, and is now bearing fruit. They look like a spiky fat cucumber so I googled them. There you go! I have no idea how it ended up in my garden! :) #plantid @deekay @ankur1406

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Naomi126

Really want to try growing them - how they fairing 👌

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brightcolours

#hornedmelon

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