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Lot No: B0175
Test Date: 12/16
Gourds grows well in hot and humid regions, but
can be grown in northern regions if seeds are started indoors. Plant your
seeds indoors in large plastic containers several weeks before last frost.
Transplant outdoors in garden when soil is warm. In southern regions you may
plant seeds directly in garden in hills. Gourds have climbing vines and should
be grown near fence or trellis to keep them off the ground. Plants will
produce better if supported off the ground. Some types of gourds need to
develop on the ground to retain their unique shapes. Add humus after seeds
have sprouted to prevent soil from drying out. Plants grow 2 ft tall and vines spread up to
Warning: Do not plant in cold wet soil
or you may experience poor germination!
Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or
straw around base of plant.
The soil should be continuously moist, but not waterlogged.
Water well during dry and hot spells. Make
sure plants get ½"
water per week.
Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when
transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.
Cut gourds from vines about 1" above the fruit with garden scissors when
they are mature.
by Anonymous on December 15, 2016
I ordered a few packets of seeds from Reimer Seeds. The Nest Egg Gourds were one of them. I got them before I expected, excellent quality, and I will be ordering from them again.