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Growing Gourds.

Gourds are an affordable way for crafty people to acquire supplies. One plant can yield 8 nice bottle gourds. If you enjoy fall decorating and art projects, why not utilize some garden space for bottle, bushel or dipper gourds?

Gourds are a relatively carefree, warm weather crop. Gourds like lots of space, but will climb a trellis if garden space is tight. Plant 2-4 gourd seeds in the center of a large area, space 5′ apart in rows 8′ wide, after danger of frost has passed. In shorter season areas, they may be started inside. However, they grow best if direct seeded. Thin to 2 plants after the first few true leaves develop. Keep evenly moist as plants begin to grow, but water less as they grow unless the season is hot and dry. Harvest when tendrils and vines have dried out. Wash with a weak bleach water solution and store in a cool dry place. Seeds should rattle when fully dried out.

Good companion crops are dill, radishes, catnip, broccoli and marigolds. 

Growing Gourds.

Gourds are an affordable way for crafty people to acquire supplies. One plant can yield 8 nice bottle gourds. If you enjoy fall decorating and art projects, why not utilize some garden space for bottle, bushel or dipper gourds?

Gourds are a relatively carefree, warm weather crop. Gourds like lots of space, but will climb a trellis if garden space is tight. Plant 2-4 gourd seeds in the center of a large area, space 5′ apart in rows 8′ wide, after danger of frost has passed. In shorter season areas, they may be started inside. However, they grow best if direct seeded. Thin to 2 plants after the first few true leaves develop. Keep evenly moist as plants begin to grow, but water less as they grow unless the season is hot and dry. Harvest when tendrils and vines have dried out. Wash with a weak bleach water solution and store in a cool dry place. Seeds should rattle when fully dried out.

Good companion crops are dill, radishes, catnip, broccoli and marigolds. 

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