Heirloom Organic Birdhouse Gourd Seeds (5)
(Lagenaria siceraria unless stated otherwise) Whether true gourds, angled gourds or edible gourds, these squash relatives are all originally from the Old World, and all need similar conditions: a long season of hot weather and abundant moisture in a rich soil. Gourds may be direct sown into warm soil or started indoors a few weeks early. The fruits will be straighter and more symmetrical if the long vines are trained up a trellis, but all may be allowed to sprawl along the ground. Some may run 20 feet! The edible sorts are best harvested when young, tender, and mild tasting.