Garden Surprise Squash

By Published On: July 10th, 20200.4 min readCategories: Photos

Ever meet two siblings that look nothing alike, but if you sort of squint, you can see how each sort of looks like their parents?

I saved some seeds from a single yellow straightneck squash last year and planted those seeds this year. Now I’m getting two varieties of squash — neither of which is the small, smooth, green-stemmed squash mamma was.

No wonder the principles of genetic inheritance were first detailed by a gardener.

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Sage Osterfeld
I’m just a guy with nearly an acre of dirt, a nice little mid-century ranch house and a near-perfect climate. But in my mind I’m a landscaper survivalist craftsman chef naturalist with a barbeque the size of a VW and my own cable TV show. I like to write about the stuff I build, grow and see here at Sage's Acre.

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