ORWELL-When Rosemary Jones planted her squash seeds in late spring near an old barren pine tree, she didn't expect it to grow so tall. Like the old bable arout Jack and the Beanstalk, Jones' squash plant has spread, and spread and spread. It is now growing up the dead tree in the Orwell couple's back yard.
"I save the seeds each year from my squash plants, so I just threw them in under the tree. I told my husband Jim several years ago we should cut the dead lpine tree down, byt we never did," she said looking up at the squash plant tendrils climbing higher each day.
Jones said she's gotten a few squash already from the planting. It is now up soem 10 feet on the barren lpione tree and the oddity looks nice.
Jones has another garden along the south side of their historic home known in the village as The Stone House. Jones likes to garden both putting in flowers and veggies each summer around their home.
"I did put Miracle Grow plant food on the squash just to get it started. Me of little faith doubyted this plant would be so big," she laughed.
Jones said she also plants rhubarb, but doesn't alwayse have as good luck as this squash plant spreading it vines its favorite dead pine tree.