Re: [gardeners] gourd harvest

Margaret Lauterbach (
Wed, 06 Nov 2002 08:56:16 -0700

Teressa, artists in the West use large gourds as faux Indian pottery, 
decorating them as pottery, attaching a feather, etc., then sell them for 
$200+ at juried art shows.  I live in Idaho, and our gourds grow with thin 
skins, too thin I think for good pottery/gourds.  Margaret L

>George:  Thanks for that.  Have you replanted those seeds with any luck?  I
>had a bit of trouble finally finding seed packets that were for one type of
>gourd.  I've found the mixes to be disappointing.  I wanted the larger ones
>for baskets and dippers and birdhouses.  So now I have an abundance of big
>gourds and though I'm not very crafty, I can probably find people to give
>them to.  I like them in the garden as they are quite astounding fruits.
>However, I'd like to use my own seed if possible.
>Teressa K.