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Birdhouse Gourd (20 seeds) (GD108) $2.50

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Birdhouse Gourd

         
 
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The popular gourd for making bottles, birdhouses and many other useful items. Fun to grow.
 
Birdhouse Gourd
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Michele
Location:
West Creek, NJ, United States
Date:
September 9, 2018
          5.0
 
Edible prolific easy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Super prolific, easy, edible

What are the cons? None

Review:

Very easy to grow...I had volunteers this year and they've taken over large portions of my garden. Not bothered at all by squash pests. Beautiful white flowers that open in late afternoon. Look lovely on a trellis or arch. Edible when young and green, with a very mild flavor...basically Cucuzza in an hourglass shape. Or you can let them dry to use for crafts. Very prolific...I must have a dozen on each plant. I'm not sure why gourds aren't more popular as vegetables in the USA. You can use them like you would zucchini, but they are not attacked by any pests. The bottle/birdhouse gourds seem more popular in Indian cuisine and Cucuzza in Italian cuisine, but they taste the same and the vines are identical. If your summer squash are killed by borers, give these or cucuzza (serpente di sicilia) a try. But you'll need space for them...the plants are as large as large pumpkins.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nuclearnco
Location:
Omro, WI, United States
Date:
July 23, 2017
          5.0
 
Prolific buggers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Grows great, not much for pest

What are the cons? Grows great, not much for pest

Review:

I put one of these in with my pumpkin patch. we made a trellis out of branches from 2 fallen trees. There are another 3 plants over by the cukes. The last 2 are out in an empty field. The great thing about these plants is also the bad thing. These guys grow and grow and grow and grow and grow. There isn't much to stop or slow them down shy of a clippers. I didn't expect them to grow quite as wild as they did. I had 2 big gourds right from the start with the plant out by the Pumpkins. Between all of the other plants, I have about 40 gourds growing with many more that might make it yet this year. I originally got worried that they wouldn't produce, it was the last of my vines to flower. Now there are still 99 white flowers out there... ha.. I haven't started drying them yet, but wanted to comment on these great growing plants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
OM3
Location:
Genoa, IL, United States
Date:
December 15, 2016
          5.0
 
Bottle Gourds
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? onions, brussel sprouts

What are the cons? not known

Review:

Very vigorous growing and producing gourd. Being in Illinois the drying time after harvest was not long enough to get dry, hollow gourds. I have put some of the 50 gourds inside next to the wood stove and have some that have dried and others have molded. This is my first year in growing these beauties and I am still working out the best means to cure the gourd. The outside film on the gourd seems to encourage mold production and once cleaned off the drying process does continue with less mold growth. I have left most the the gourds outside in below 0 weather and will see what condition they produce in the spring.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Joel Hanger
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Date:
August 13, 2016
          5.0
 
Excellent Gourd
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, Dries well

What are the cons? None

Review:

These are excellent gourds to grow. They are pretty much impossible to botch. They are very aggressive and vigorous in arizona - I supplement with 1" of sprinkler water every morning because it's so dry here. They are by far the most prolific plant on the property right now and I've harvested 3 that I sowed in February and have at least a few hundred out of half a dozen vines! These are growing side by side with zucca gourds which are equitably as robust and vigorous as the birdhouse gourds! Like most vines make sure you have plenty of room. These are growing both around a pond and in a garden patch and the garden patch got totally taken over by these vines. Excellent production though :)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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44 out of 45 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
San Diego Gardener
Location:
San Diego, CA
Date:
September 2, 2013
          5.0
 
Bring birds to your garden
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Fun garden project

What are the cons?

Review:

I grew these gourds two year ago over the summer in San Diego. From the 6 vines I started, I got about 10 good sized gourds. They had grown over the neighbor's fence so I had to pick them before the vines had died. From the 10 gourds, about half rotted but I'm sure this was because I picked them way too soon. All of the remaining gourds dried out evenly and made great bird houses. The total drying time for mine was 9 months at which point the seeds rattled inside when they were shaken. I gave all but two away and house wrens have nested in the remaining two each spring since I hung them up. When making your birdhouse, make sure the hole is the right size for the bird you want to attract, and that you add a small perch below the hole - this makes it easy for birds to land and check the gourd out to make sure they want to move in. They also need the perch while they shove nesting material inside. If possible, hang your gourds someplace where you can easily watch what goes on.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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