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Re: Gourds

I've never grown one in a pot, Jim, so can't give you definite advice
there.  I can't see why it wouldn't work if you have room.  But it will
definitely need something to climb on.  If you want the gourds to 
have nice, straight necks, they have to hang down. Otherwise they
will be contorted.  It is sometimes necessary to give them some
support if they grow very large - like looping a piece of something
soft like old panty-hose (I'm sure Ms Fatma can help you there) 
around it .

In a message dated 04/12/2005 5:37:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
islandjim1@verizon.net writes:
I've got a seedling bottle gourd growing in a 1-gallon pot in the 
lathhouse; it is just beginning to produce secondary leaves. And I need 
advice. I want to plant it somewhere so it will produce a bottle or 
three, but I have no idea what it wants, including whether it needs to 
go in the ground or can stay in a large pot [say, 15 gallon]. I know it 
may run all over hell's halfacre no matter where it's planted, but 
that's okay--I've got the room. But does it want/need to climb?

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