Monday, March 9, 2009

Lump- in- neck gourd

Okay ..again with the gourds...cause it's gourd planting time here in Texas. I have a book about gourds and it is amazing how many there are. I did not grow this particular gourd....I bought a bunch of these at my local garden center a couple of years ago. They were about to throw them god!!!...I got tons of them for $5.00. I love it when I find a bargain! So I looked it up in the gourd book and it's a lump-in-neck gourd, not to be confused with the Indonesian bottle gourd......huh??

Day of the Dead gourd

First thing I will be doing is building a trellis. Gourd vines grow so incredibly fast....I mean it boggles my mind!!....and they climb this year I will give them plenty of space....they need to be off the ground.....while gourds are light when dry they can be quite heavy on the vine and have ended up on the ground before I knew it, and there ain't nothin' pretty about a smushed gourd!!


Tam Hess said...

I love it! The colors are great. I have gourds in a box, I bet they're gross and mushy. Not sure how to dry them? xoxo

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Love your gourds! I've always wanted to grow them...