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Gourd Birdhouse

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Gourd, Birdhouse

Item 380

Cucurbita pepo. Annual.

Unique and fun to grow! Produces several 6-8″ gourds per vine, each 6-8″ wide and 7-10″ long. The extensive vine has velvety smooth foliage and bright white flowers. After the gourds dry, they can be carved for a birdhouse or left whole with the seeds rattling inside.

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1″ (3cm)

Spacing: 4″ (10cm)

Sprouts In: 10-15 days

Thinning: 10″ (3-4/hill)

Select a location with full sun to part shade and rich soil for best growth. Plant outdoors about two weeks before last frost date. Feed monthly with side dressing of compost or vegetable food. For best shape, set gourd upright while growing.

Harvest in late fall after the plant has died back Leave as much of the stem on the gourd as possible. Dry in a cool place with good air circulation. When seeds rattle, your gourd is completely dry.