Anybody know what this is? I grew many interesting gourd plants, but somehow all I got were these oval things (they are about 6" tall by 4" wide, most of them anyway). Also grew quite a few beautiful egg gourds. Wish the swans and bottle gourds had come through, but since this is what came out, perhaps I can dry them and use them for some woodburning projects. Still would like to know what they are. (???)
Hmmm wonder if it's the Apple gourd?!! Maybe Windsurffer will come along and ID it for ya. She is growing the Apple gourds this year, so she should be able to ID it better than me. There are so many different ones out there..there is no telling what it is! LOL
Dang, Morph... :>( You mean this crossed with my sugar pumpkins clear across the garden!? Or possibly one of the mixed variety gourds which were planted 5 feet away? So they'll may rot because they're not cured? Sure don't want to eat them. I've got buttercup squash and pumpkins coming out my ears, but I was hoping for an art project medium from these gourds. Maybe the egg gourds will work, but I'd really rather not scrape all of them. I could have sworn I've seen gourds that were just left to dry w/o the scraping process. Or am I just lazy?
Pala, we grew dipper gourds last year...our first ever gourds...and I didn't scrape any of them...until they were all dried and as I wanted to work on them I soaked them in water, used a "chore girl" type pot scrubber, and cleaned them that way. Jo
Windsurffer, hang-ten! You very well may be correct. The shape looks the same. At any rate that's a really interesting page. Thanks for posting it. I bookmarked it. Now only if I can get them to dry inside here without rotting.
I'd like to know what is was too, Jo. I see a number of crafting ideas for that gourd. How have you been doing? Got a good gourd crop this year? I didn't have one come up. However I still have alot in the dirt house so I can keep gourding at least until the state meeting where I can buy more. Pam
Pam...COPD keeps me from doing much bending over type gardening...and although I have 4 acres only a wee yard is fenced for my wee dog. No matter what I do the rabbits still manage to get throug..or under...my fence...so this year I only have a little Swan Gourd planted...and it is in a raised bed.
I belong to a Gourd Group here in my area and can always get some gourds...from other people that like to work more than me...LOL Jo