A Gaggle of Gourds
The Gaggle of Gourds, 'Lagenaria siceraria', is an assortment of hard shelled gourds that creative crafters will love. Once cured, hard shelled gourds will last indefinitely and can be painted, carved, cut or drilled to make birdhouses, bowls, planters and hundreds of other craft projects. For thousands of years, gourds have been grown to used as utensils, storage containers, musical instruments, and ornamental objects. This gourd mix includes Birdhouse or Bottle Gourd, Calabash or Penguin, Corsican, Dipper, and Speckled Swan.
Gourds are very frost sensitive. Plant 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost date and when soil temperatures have risen above 60 degrees. The soils should be well drained and very rich in organic matter. Place in full sun.