I attended the gourd festival in Sedalia, MO this summer and found it amazing at all the things they did with gourds. Not just bird-house gourds but all kinds. It was very interesting. So I purchased some seeds and planted them in the corner of the garden. BIG mistake! Those of you who have raised bird-house gourds or the larger versions probably are laughing cause you know that the vines have taken over the fence, the whole garden, big section of the yard, plus are trying to get up onto the propane tank! I see lots of huge green gourds in there, but I sure am going to have to find a better place to plant those aggresive vines!