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Reviews of Gourds in Your Garden: A Guidebook for the Home Gardener

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Author (1): Ginger Summit

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: June 2001
Published by: Sterling Publishing
List price: $17.95
ISBN Number: 0806926996



  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
Whether you're a seasoned gardener enchanted with their lush vines and unusually shaped fruit or a crafter in search of the perfect gourd for a specific project, this easy-to-use primer takes the mystery out of growing gourds. Largely ignored by most gardening books, gourd plants require specific attention to produce healthy vines and satisfactory fruit. Learn how to:

* Identify popular gourd shapes
* Plan and cultivate your garden
* Grow, train, and harvest a bountiful crop
* Control pests and disease with natural remedies
* Prepare your gourds for use-in recipes and art projects.

Lists of suppliers, a growing calendar, and space for notes on your own garden conditions make this the complete gourd sourcebook. A delight to read as well as a lasting reference, this long overdue guide to the adventures of growing one of Nature's greatest gifts is an essential addition to any gardener's library.

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Positive brigidlily On Jun 12, 2006, brigidlily wrote:

This is a great book, with so many wonderful pictures and so much information! From sowing to reaping and so much in between, I wouldn't be without it. I took a stab at growing gourds this year, and can hardly wait until next year (well, this autumn, really) to do it right this time. Even if I didn't want to grow or use gourds, I'd want to read this book.

Positive roadrunner On Jul 3, 2004, roadrunner wrote:

As a "newbie" to gourds...and gardening....this book is WONDERFUL...shows in detailed pictures a lot of the information I needed. She has other books on Gourds too...a lot on how to decorate. Jo

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