Gourds, Ornamental Gourd Seeds, Birdhouse, Snake Gourd, Ornamental Mix and Luffa






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Cucurbita

Type
Sowing Temp
Advice

Annual
20-25C
March indoors in pots
 
Open ground / cold frame April on
harvest fruits Sept - Oct

Lagenaria siceraria, are hard shell gourds, when dried the shells become very hard and with care can last indefinitely. Grow them on the ground or on strong trellis. Gourds require a lot of feeding, and are best grown like marrows for best results.

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Gourd - Dipper
Lagenaria siceraria
Dipper strain with smooth surface and long slender neck. Not Edible.

pkt approx 16 seeds

 

 

 

 

 


 

Gourd - Speckled Swan
Lagenaria siceraria
Speckled green coloured skin, the children will love growing and painting these gourds with their crook shaped necks. Not Edible.

pkt approx 12 seeds

 

 

Gourd - Speckled Swan

 

 

 


 

Gourd - Hedgehog Gourds
Cucumis dipsaceus
Also known as Mini Luffa. A cucumber relative and will keep for several months. Small fruits, striped and spiny, orange skin with a very fine green flesh, mixes well with ornamental gourds. Fruits Approx 2 inches x 1.5 inches.

pkt approx 100 seeds

 

 

Gourd - Hedgehog Gourds

 

 

 


 

Gourd - Cavemans Club
Lagenaria siceraria
Club shaped 30-45cm gourds deeply veined with a narrow handle. Dark green colour with lighter streaks. If grown on a trellis will produce straighter necks. Not Edible.

pkt approx 12 seeds

 

 

Cavemans Club

 

 


 

Gourd - Snake Gourds
Lagenaria siceraria
Pale green narrow and long gourds, that twist and curl. Can be dried and painted with your own original pattern. Not Edible.

pkt approx 16 seeds

 

 

Gourd seeds - Snake Gourds

 

 

 


 

Gourd Harrowsmith Collection
Specially selected mixture of ornamental gourds. This mix contains mostly warted pears, dumplings, patty pans, cheeses and other shapes in a diverse range of colours.
 

pkt approx 30 seeds

 

 

Gourd Harrowsmith Collection

 

 

 


 

Gourd Collection 1

1 packet each of the following 4 Gourds
Speckled Swan    12 seeds
Cavemans Club   12 seeds
Snake Gourd        16 seeds
Hedgehog             100 seeds

Save over 1.00
 

Gourd Collection  5.95

 

Gourd Collection

 

 

 


Gourd Collection 2

1 packet each of the following 5 Gourds
Speckled Swan    12 seeds
Cavemans Club   12 seeds
Snake Gourd        16 seeds
Hedgehog             100 seeds
Dipper                     12 seeds

Save 1.50
 

Gourd Collection 2  7.20

 

 

Gourd Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bottle Gourds
Birdhouse Gourds
Lagenaria siceraria
Bottle gourds, easy to grow from seed and best grown up trellis or fences to help retain their shape, if left to grow on the ground they may flatten on one side. They make excellent birdhouses, just leave them to dry, drill an access hole for the birds add a drainage hole or two and hang them up. Dried Bottle Gourd can also be decorated for ornaments and musical instruments.

pkt approx 12 seeds


 

Bottle Gourds

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The cultural information should be used as a guide only, I have found a number of different sowing techniques for the same seed from different sources there does not seem to be a standard. With this in mind you should use this website as a guide only, you probably already have a tried and tested way of sowing different seeds. As a rule of thumb the larger the seed size the more cover it requires, and fine seed like Lobelia Begonia etc requires no cover.

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