It was a volunteer (a plant that grows without the farmer planting it - the seed could have been sown by people throwing them on the ground after their desert, or by some animals, birds for example). This plant is growing well by the Farm house.
I agree with Faith who said that a volunteer is a surprise gift.
I didn't know what it was at that time, except that I thought it belonged to the cucurbits or the gourd family. My guess was that it was some kind of melon. As you know I grow fruit trees, not into vegetables at all - not yet anyway.
I asked my neighbour Mr. Darcy what he thought, he said it could be courgette. I have to find out what courgette is.
It has since produced flowers and fruits, which look like this:
|The Flower, as it blooms in the morning|
The flowers look like zucchini flowers, don't they? According to Faith volunteers are sometimes a cross between pumpkin and zucchini, or what she calls zucchins - real tasty!
What do you think they are?