I am so excited to see the yield of my gourd plants this year! Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the basket gourd seeds. I was totally bummed about that, having been very free with the basket gourds I harvested a few years ago. I will most definitely plant them this upcoming year! Steven and I found the apple and swan gourd seeds to fill the void. I wasn’t sure what they would turn out like, having never seen an apple gourd before and the gopher took my swan plant years ago before I could see what they grow into.
Believe it or not, this is the yield from just 2 plants, 1 of each type of gourd…….
I think you can tell which is which. The swans are wonderful, we have had a better yield of them than the apple.
I think you can see why they are named thusly. Some of them are so wonderful, I just can’t wait for them to dry and be paint ready.
We did learn a valuable lesson for those of you who think you might want to join in on the gourd mania. Periodically go out to your plants once they have fruit on them and set the fruit on it’s bottom. In this fashion, you will have gourds that will sit nicely. Some of these will have to be helped to sit still.
Well, I have about 9 months minimum to wait for these to dry out. It will be worth the wait though! Cyn