Hello, I'm recently new to gardening and growing vegetables. I bought a yard of 75% organic topsoil from a local farm to use in my vegetable garden.
After a few weeks, I noticed a plant started growing that I did not transplant. It had leaves very similar to a pumpkin plant seedling, but after a few more weeks, it was clear this was no pumpkin.
At first I thought it was a gourd based on the shape (looked like an 8 ball squash). But later I noticed it couldn't be a squash because I had current squash bugs on my pumpkin vine leaves (also a random grow) and none on the other vine. Also, the leaves are shaped different and are smaller.
So the question is, what melon am I growing!? It looks like a honeydew, very round and smooth, with a green-yellow tinge. Its about 4 inches in diameter, and has been that size for about 2 weeks now. During this past week, I've noticed scratch-like marks on the outside, which I think I have heard indicates bee polination but Not 100% sure.
Can anyone help me Identify what little gem has appeared in my garden?