What are the pros? fun, pretty, easy 2 grow
What are the cons? no dislikes
I bought a pack of Small Spoon gourds from Baker Creek earlier this year, the vines did quite well, despite being over run by freakishly huge marigold plants. It is September now, and the Small Spoon gourd vines are still going. I haven't had to much trouble with squash bugs, cucumber beetles, or stink bugs with these, maybe because of those crazy marigolds:)
The vines do need plenty of water, and a sturdy fence to grow on. Each vine produced 5 or 6 , maybe a few more gourds, mine didn't make 100's of gourds. I still have plenty for Fall decorations and crafts.
About the prior review. No, Small Spoon gourds are not meant to be eatten, but enjoyed for thier brilliant, long lasting colors. Also, if you don't polish or varnish these, the dry nicely, (the colors fade) and you can use the gourds in crafts.
These are a lot of fun to grow, and children and big 'kids' too, will enjoy these.
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