Saturday, February 13, 2010
If you have only a small space to grow gourds you could consider the ornamental variety. These are the colorful small gourds you see in the stores and markets as fall approaches. They have yellow blossoms that open during the day and they require only ninety days to maturity. They could be grown in a large pot, half barrel or small area with a trellis to climb. The small ornamental gourds are known as soft shell gourds and once cured and placed in water they will soften. Some crafters use this as a way to cut the gourds with scissors and craft knives to make flowers and other crafted creations.