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Questions tagged [gourds]

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What kind of gourd is this?

My neighbor is growing this vegetable and forgot what kind of gourd it is. Is it a bottle gourd or a type of butternut squash? And here's the flower:
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Can grafting increase fruit size, productivity, and ease of growth?

I've been considering the possibility of grafting a giant watermelon variety (such as Carolina Cross) onto a giant pumpkin/squash/gourd rootstock (such as Atlantic Giant pumpkin, Weeks NC Giant, Zucca ...
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Pumpkin or something else?

This was a volunteer growing I believe from whatever was in our compost from last year. There were pumkin seeds in the compost but I don't recall composting gourds. We live in MD ic it makes any ...
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How can I support Birdhouse Gourds without nailing anything to my fence?

I have birdhouse gourd vines growing up my fence. I started with a river cane trellis pushed into the soil in the tubs the gourds are growing in. This initial trellis can not support the new growth. I ...
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Is there a difference between a birdhouse gourd and a calabash?

I was trying to make a Hawaiian ipu drum out of a gourd grown from a seed I planted that was marketed as a "birdhouse gourd" and dried this winter. I've been looking up what ipu drums are made out of ...