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Growing Gourds and related questions (56)

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Jewelry Gourds

It has long bothered me that people buy seed packets that are marketed as "Jewelry Gourds". True enough, the seeds in the packets come from…

Started by Bonnie Adams

10 Mar 16
Reply by Emily Edwards

Cracking Noises

Hello, I am noticing that with some of my gourds, they will make cracking noises after I have scrubbed them off.  I have made sure they are…

Started by Emily Edwards

2 Feb 14, 2016
Reply by Emily Edwards

I removed most vines and leaves--was that a mistake?

I'm trying an experiment. I have 7 big gourds growing and want all the resources of the plants to go into those few gourds. Today I cut all…

Started by Rhonda Kesner

4 Sep 3, 2015
Reply by Sammy Fraley

Demand for gourds

Hi all! I'm planning to grow gourds on a large scale next summer and was wondering which varieties have the most demand from artisans and c…

Started by CA Smith

10 Aug 29, 2015
Reply by Bonnie Adams

End of Gourd Starting to Shrivel

I am growing a zucca gourd and it has been doing great.  It's been progressing at a rate of about 3/4 of an inch per day.  I've been routin…

Started by Emily Edwards

0 Aug 11, 2015

fine wood / coarse wood

After a very rainy summer, apparently all my gourds have gone thin and fragile wood. The seeds were thick wooden gourds. Does it affect som…

Started by Monica Simelis

3 Jun 24, 2015
Reply by Bonnie Adams

Gourd Pest

Here is the photo of my gourd pest problem…#what's eating my gourd skin? Doesn anyone know what the problem might be and how to remedy it?…

Started by Nancy Soderberg

1 Jun 23, 2015
Reply by Emily Edwards

Squash Vine Borer

Hello,  I have a gourd farm in KY and was wondering if anyone has any tricks to spraying for the Squash Vine Borer?  Last year I lost a few…

Started by kim patton

1 Jun 23, 2015
Reply by Rhonda Kesner

I want to plant seeds in N Texas. Need help

I have seeds and not sure how to get things started. I have an area that we cleared for a garden but decided to plant gourds instead. I hav…

Started by Patsy Deal

1 Mar 19, 2015
Reply by Vanessa Blackman

Spotted gourds

Hi, This is my first attempt to grow gourds from seeds I acquired from a friend. I have many beautiful large gourds that have green and whi…

Started by Cheryl Ray

1 Mar 13, 2015
Reply by Vanessa Blackman

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