Decorative Gourd ‘Bird House’ Large Gourd

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Hard-shelled 12 inch gourd with a large bulb at the end is the classic for making birdhouses and other crafts! Light green skin dries to tan. 120 days from transplant.
Care: Plant 4-6′ apart in rows 6-8′ apart in full sun and well-drained soil. Grow on a trellis or fence for cleaner fruit. Leave on the vine as long as possible, until rinds have hardened. Bring in after the first light frost, before rains. Wash ripe gourd in diluted bleach solution, dry, then wax with floor wax and polish. Turn regularly while drying; takes about a month.

Hard-shelled 12 inch gourd with a large bulb at the end is the classic for making birdhouses and other crafts! Light green skin dries to tan. 120 days from transplant.
Care: Plant 4-6′ apart in rows 6-8′ apart in full sun and well-drained soil. Grow on a trellis or fence for cleaner fruit. Leave on the vine as long as possible, until rinds have hardened. Bring in after the first light frost, before rains. Wash ripe gourd in diluted bleach solution, dry, then wax with floor wax and polish. Turn regularly while drying; takes about a month.

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