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Gourd (decorative)

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These plants are grown for their decorative fruit that looks like small melons or squashes and comes in an array of colours and shapes typically greens and yellows.They are not for eating !

Additional Info

  • Genus:
    Lagenaria.
  • Species:
    siceraria
  • Recommended site:
    Full sun well-composted ground
  • Height (cm):
    space at 100 cm
  • Cultivation:
    Because they are a vining plant gourds grow well on fences or a garden trellis
  • Watering:
    Water regularly
  • Dig this:
    To cure let gourds sit in a well-ventilated spot until they're light and the shells harden about four months. Don't worry when they start to look moldy. Mold scrubs off easily with a scouring pad. Once they're dry you can leave gourds intact and let seeds rattle inside or cut them open with a saw or Dremel tool and scoop out seeds and pith. Any number of tools including woodcarving or wood-burning tools can be used to carve gourds. Decorate with: shoe or furniture polish paint permanent markers; feathers beads raffia dried seed pods.
  • History in Graham's Garden:
    2009 sown in pots in unheated propagator on 3/4
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