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Re: Re: drying gourds

If you are going to paint the gourds or do crafty things with the gourds
(like woodburning designs and such) you normally have to bleach and
scrub them. I leave mine hanging outside over the winter and in the
spring, they are dried out inside. The outside looks like hell. I pour
clorox and water in trug and get a "chore-boy" or metal scrubby and
scrub the snot out of 'em. Then I lay them in the sun to dry. I learned
the hard way, that if you don't do this, the paint and such will not
stay. There is a thin layer on the outside of the gourd that has to be
stripped away. Just FYI.

Andrea H <hodgesaa@earthlink.net> wrote:
I just leave mine hanging on the fence. Matter of fact, there are some out
there now from last year. OOPS!
Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna " 
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 9:12 PM
Subject: RE: Re: [CHAT] now gourds-clay pots/Dillon Seed Co

> How do you guys get them to dry without molding? Have tried for the last
> few years and always by spring they are garbage...
> Donna
> >
> > Fran - I always have a bumper crop of gourds and am not crafty so I
> can
> > send some this fall if you like. I always take tons of them to Jesse
> w/
> > her crafty little self.
> >
> >
> > Pam Evans
> > Kemp, TX
> > zone 8A
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: F M Ferrari
> > Sent: 5/7/2004 3:04:51 AM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] clay pots/Dillon Seed Co
> >
> > > I guess that they would look like taller versions of the gourd
> people
> > > I've seen. YES, we need to see pictures! I've often been tempted to
> grow
> > > gourds for some fun craft activities.
> > >
> > >
> > > Fran, OKC
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