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Re: gourds


Like Pam, I've always picked mine when the vines start to die. And I leave 3-6 inches of stem on each, then hang them in the garage by their stems. Here, they dry fairly quickly when hanging.


On Oct 14, 2007, at 3:00 PM, Pam Evans wrote:

I used to harvest mine after the vine started to die, usually just before a frost. Be sure to leave about two inches of stem on the gourd or they will rot. Put them in a dry and dark place, not touching one another to dry.

On 10/14/07, Patricia <pdickson@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

I think you have to leave them on the vine over the winter. I know they
take almost a year to totally dry.
Tricia
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: "gardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2007 1:22 PM
Subject: [CHAT] gourds


This is the second year that I have tried to grow gourds and I now have
a
good number of them...still green on the vines.  When do I pick
them?  How
do I let them dry out before I do the finishing that was suggested
earlier?


Bonnie Holmes
holmesbm@usit.net

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zone 8A

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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  • References:
    • gourds
      • From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
    • Re: gourds
      • From: "Patricia" <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
    • Re: gourds
      • From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>

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