Looking for those Giant gourd seeds from either Nigeria, or Africa.. I have several types of seeds and can trade some gourd seeds or flower seeds for some..
The rabbits have eaten all the seedlings this year, so my seed is from they year before. But, it is still in the gourds and they are on a pellet in my yard..
I want to make a drum, and really would love some of the bushel or harry hurley's gourds, or the above.. I am obsessed... help me.. then this darn roof rat ate my long dipper gourd just this week, I have a few smaller ones growing on that vine but do not know if they will survive the rest of the season and the roof rats at the same time.. Well, that's my story and I 'm sticking to it..lol.
Gourd, I am planning on going through my seed collection tomorrow. Will see what I have. You like the bigger gourds? I grew a beatiful extra long handled dipper this year and the darn thing rotted on me :( So frustrating but I did save seeds from it as it was very mature!
Hi there, just wanted to show you a photo of my dipper gourd... well, a roof rat ate it last week, but there is one now hanging right in the middle of the arbor.. hopefully we can catch the varmit before he swings to the middle..
The other one is a small bottle gourd.. right over the bench.. the rats have not found that one yet..loll
Here is the small bottle gourd that is probably going to survive.. two years ago, I got over 100 gourds.. last year nada, this year ...well, you see how many.. two (one is still alive). It is right over the bench you see there..
Oh man, that one is great.. I will photo graph the ones I got.. and post the photos tomorrow, too dark now to take the photos.. I have a pellet full of the ones from two years ago that should have good seed, it never freezes here, so they should be viable.. I also got a few of the mini jewelery gourds this weekend.. Boy am I mad, about that roof rat.. I also have some swan gourd seeds that is from two years ago. Let's seed what happens.. Trying to get the Moon & Stars melon seeds too for this coming spring.
Gourd, I re-emailed you cause I didn't see anything from you.
My biggest "pests" are my goats. I never seem to keep them outta the garden all year. Just one over the fence and they seem to go for your favorite plant, no matter what it is. Now I gotta go do a search on Javalinas. What the heck are they?
Javalinas are like wild pigs. They are accualy part of the rodent family but are the size of wild pigs. Kidda cute when they are babies but then most babies are. They grow up to be mean and smelly creatures and can be very voilent if you should corner one or come upon a mother with her young. They are, as roadrunner said, very ugly, and distructive critters.
Hey Windsurffer, you have a nice apple crop there.. like those dippers too.. I know what you mean about crying.. these three dogs can't catch that rat, and I have about 10 traps (4 different kinds) that I will set up either tomorrow or Tues..
Tombstonejan, love your name, yeah this little critter was kinda cute, at first I thought it looked the Tom & Jerry mouse cartoons, but it is really making me mad.. and I don't want them around next year..lol.. gotta figure it out here..
Jan, posting a photo of myself and Mary , we attended the Welburn Gourd Festival two weeks ago, but the cap I am wearing says: Tombstone The town too Tough to Die, just wanted you to see it, I don't know if the letters will show up..lol..
I have transplanted the 2 african gourds, so far with success, into big coffee plastic cont.,the only ones that arent germinating are the swan,,probally too old and the club..Im starting some more this weekend,,Our area is about 2 weeks till planting time! I cant even move in my glass house,,,cant wait to get all of it out! :):) Dee
I haven't started any others, but one more seed germinated here, so far 3 seeds have germinated.
d_lilly, what zone are you in? I probably should direct sow some soon too?
I don't blame you for not listening to it, it sure is big.. and beautiful. Maybe you can put a piece of glass on it and use it as a little table in the meantime till you decide what to make out of it. It would make a nice drum too.
Well, so far, 4 of my seeds have germinated.. there are two that just don't want to come up, maybe they will later on. Either way, I'm one happy camper.. they all have one leaf and one on the way. I'm keeping them really close to the lights so that they get bushy instead of long and leggy.. some of the zuccini seedlings are really leggy..