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Gourd (Large Mixed) Seeds

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Lagenaria siceraria

Large Mixed Gourd is a vigorous vine with large white flowers. Eaten like squash & zucchini when picked young Many different shaped fruits. Dried fruits can be decorated and used for bowls and musical instruments.

Gourds are a fast growing rambling vine that can either be grown on the ground or if a trellis is provided they will make use of it. Gourds need good soil to do well so it is recommended to choose a fertile position where they will receive full sun. In extreme heat locations a part shade position can help reduce stress on their large leaf surface. A trellis can be anything from a wire fence, verandah or teepee made from tomato stakes, bamboo or even sturdy sticks. Sow your seeds below the climbing structure to give the vines a easy job of latching on. Ensure you do not over water them during the germination stage as this may cause rotting. Once germinated provide a good mulch later around the plant. During the growing season you may need to assist the plant with latching onto your structure.

- Sow Spring and Summer
- Sow direct into garden or pots then transplant at 8cm tall
- 90 days to harvest

Certified Organic - Grown at Greenpatch Organic Seeds