Gourd Birdhouse – Item #380


Unique and fun to grow! Produces several gourds per vine – six to eight inches wide and seven to ten inches tall. Vine has smooth foliage and bright white flowers. After gourds dry, they can be carved for a birdhouse or left whole with the seeds rattling inside.

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Additional information

Weight 3 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1″ (3cm)

Spacing: 4″ (10cm)

Sprouts In: 10-15 days

Thinning: 10″ (3-4/hill)

Select a location with full sun to part shade and rich soil for best growth. Plant outdoors about two weeks before last frost date. Feed monthly with side dressing of compost or vegetable food. For best shape, set gourd upright while growing.

Harvest in late fall after the plant has died back Leave as much of the stem on the gourd as possible. Dry in a cool place with good air circulation. When seeds rattle, your gourd is completely dry.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Lagenaria siceraria

Height: N/A

Matures In: 110 days

Type: annual