Gourd Mixture

Gourd Mixture - Seeds & Bulbs

Gaggle of Gourds

Creative crafters will love this assortment of hard-shelled gourds! Once cured, hard-shelled gourds will last indefinately and can be painted, carved, cut or drilled to make birdhouses, bowls, planters, and hundreds of other craft projecs.

Mixture includes:

Birdhouse (Bottle Gourd)
Still used in Mexico and other areas for making water bottles. Popular with crafters and gardeners for making birdhouses.

Calabash (Penguin)
Used in Japan to make pipes.

A flattened round gourd with uniform shape, ideal for bowls and lidded containers.

Not only dips water, but also makes a cleaver potted plant container.

Speckled Swan
Stunning in fall centerpieces and other crafts.

Days to Maturity: 140
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 3 weeks after last frost. Soil temperature should be at least 65 degrees and outside temperature should be at least 60 degrees.
When to Sow Inside: Not recommended, but in short season climates, they can be started 3-4 weeks before last frost.
Seed Depth: 1"
Seed Spacing: 6 seeds per hill
Row Spacing: Plant in hills spaced 6' to 8' apart.
Days to Emerge: 5 - 10
Thinning: When plants have several leaves, thin to 3 per hill.

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