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The Amazing Gourd and its many uses.

By Denise

Gourds are one of my favorite crops to grow. I grow them for the surprise, color and for crafting. They also have an amazing history that spans many countries and civilizations. The smaller ornamental gourds I have already harvested. They have been cleaned, rinsed with a thinned down bleach to help with any diseases that […]

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Creating with Gourds: The possibilities are endless.

By Denise

As my gourd crops continue to grow my mind goes to what I can create from my gourd crops, once they dry. I am hoping for the bushel gourds to grow large enough for gourd end tables and for the canteen and dipper gourds to work for gourd instruments. That is what attracts me to […]

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Growing Gourds: Gourd Crafting and Gourd Tips

By Denise

This year’s gourd crop has been a challenge. We started out in my zone 5 growing zone with a dry warm April and went into a wet cold May. June seems to be improving but so far my gardens have been challenged with the weather. I have been saved with cold frames, hot beds and […]

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Gourd history and trivia through the ages.

By Denise

In many cultures, gourds have been used to create utensils, containers, musical instruments and religious objects. Masks have also been created from gourds and have been traced back through the centuries from records and drawings that were kept. Masks have been used in special ceremonies by primitive cultures worldwide. The gourd masks were usually part […]

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