Want to grow Gourds

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by OUVickie, May 19, 2004.

  1. OUVickie

    OUVickie Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would like to grow Gourds to use as birdhouses but I have no experience and don't know much about the.

    What kind of soil, how big of a plot, etc. Do some of you have experience with this or know a good website that might have good information?
     
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    heelpin Well-Known Member

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    Very easy to grow, just be sure you have something for them run on like a fence to keep them off the ground.
     

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    OUVickie Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Would a trellis or a cow panel do?
     
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    Mrs_stuart Well-Known Member

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    We grow ours the "lazy way" and plant them by a huge cedar tree and let them climb up it...they usually reach the top and it is about 30 feet tall. A little usually goes a long way. I only grow them every other year because we have so many.

    Belinda
     
  5. OUVickie

    OUVickie Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I didn't realize they were so easy to grow. We have a sandy clay soil mix so hopefully they'll grow in our soil.

    Thanks for the information!!!