Since I live in a mobile home and have very little space I solved the problem by using a small box that fits inside one of the largest cake containers from the bakery department. I lined it with a Wal-Mart plastic bag to keep water from softening the cardboard box. (Food City charged me $3.65 for the cake container while Kroger's charged me $2.00 for the same kind!) I used styrofoam cups with a hole punched in the bottom.
Starting Gourd Seeds