Thursday, February 4, 2010

Growing Gourds

It's that time of the year when all gardeners are dreaming of spring and have a stack of seed catalogs next to their favorite chair. Have you thought about growing gourds? They are fun to grow and they are marvelous to craft as they can be painted, carved, wood burned, sculpted, made into lamps, baskets and more. They can be grown on arbors, fences, on the ground, even in a very large pot. Seed can be started indoors during late March or early April and planted outside after the danger of frost is past. There are several gourd societies around the country and you can purchase seed and sometimes plants that are ready to be put into the ground at a gourd show. The Kentucky Gourd Show will be held at Taylorsville the weekend of May 15-16, 2010. More to come on the next post.

3 comments:

  1. Hi! Do you still have pictures of the big one that you grew? If you do post it so people can see the result of hard work and a lot of luck.

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  2. you should link this into my Fertilizer Friday meme...it would draw some attention to your great blog lady..

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  3. I love gourds.....I have had some success with them, but usually the bad thunderstorms break the vines.
    However, I might try planting some along my very short fence row this year.
    And all the seed catalogs...oh....they KNOW we are just dying for Spring and warm fragrant soil and everything thawed. It's most unfair... ;)

    XXOO!!
    Anne

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