This is the story: last fall there were a few squashes that either were too small to bother with or rotted on the vine so they were left in the garden over the winter. This spring when my son tilled up last year's squash patch for root vegetables he went right over the bits left and tilled them under with the compost.
This is the result:
Mixed in with the beets and turnips and doing an excellent job of keeping the weeds down are my volunteers. These are all weeks ahead of the squash I planted this year.
What I'm wondering is if this is something I could try for next year (except where I'd planned). It could be a bountiful year.