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Bird House Gourd (95-110 Days)

3 reviews

Large, bulbous body with narrow neck. Ideal for birdhouses or other crafts.

25 seeds

 

PLANTING

Lagenaria siceraria

Germination: 7-10 Days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-90ºF. Planting in soil under 70ºF may result in poor germination.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1” deep

Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per cells/pots, thin to strongest seedling. We like to use individual biodegradable paper, peat,or cowpots because it provides the least amount of stress to the roots when transplanting. Transplant after last frost when soil warms to 70ºF. Space 36-48” apart, in rows 48-60” apart.  

Sowing Outdoors: After last frost when soil reaches at least 70ºF. Sow 2-3 seeds per space/hill, 36-48” apart, in rows 48-60” apart. 

Cucurbita Gourds: Harvest mature gourds before cold weather. Color deepens and skin is hard. Frost or freezing conditions causes injury to skins. Keep in a cool, dark, dry place for curing.

Lagenaria Gourds: Harvest in the fall after a few frosts. Leaves and stems should be brown and dried and skin color faded. Require a long drying period; 3-6 months in a dry area with good ventilation. The gourds should not be touching each other. Check often for soft or rotten ones, discard them and if mold forms, wipe it off. When the seeds rattle inside and feel light they are dried.

Tips: Heavy feeders, requiring high nitrogen. Plant into fertile soil or amend with compost or manure. Heavy water needs, mulch and supply adequate water, at least 1” per week for optimum growth. Vines can grow 15 feet or more. Grow on a trellis for more uniform, straight gourds and for more garden space.

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MW
09/29/2020
Mark W.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Bird House Gourds

Slow to germinate and start growing but once the plants became established . . . grew like crazy. Good production of fruits.

LR
04/07/2019
Lane R.
United States
I recommend this product
Bird house gourds

I’ve purchased these befor with great results so expect more good results when I plant them

MR
06/04/2018
MARILYN R.
United States
Not even one birdhouse gourd

Not even one birdhouse gourd seeds came up