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Creative Gardening – Edible gourds and gourd trivia

By Denise

Most gourds are not edible and the interior gourd dust can actually be quite toxic. I work with dried gourds so I know this to be true and make sure I work in a ventilated area and take precaution with the seeds and fibrous insides. But, there are a few edible gourds and they are […]

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Gourd Creations – Garden Art and Crafting

By Denise

I garden to be close to nature, grow chemical free food and to craft and create from my garden. Gourds are one crop that offer endless opportunities to make useful items and total art pieces, each unique to its own history and characteristics. I just stumbled upon a gourd artist, Amy Goldman, who uses a […]

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Unique Gourds – History and How to Grow Gourds

By Denise

As it nears gardening time I turn to seed catalogs to order any new or unique seeds, preferably heirloom seeds. This Winter I have found one new gourd seed variety I have not grown yet. So it looks like I will be expanding my gourd patch. I will also be ordering several gourd seeds. Caveman’s […]

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Growing Gourds – Tennessee Spinning Gourd

By Denise

Why I have a fascination with gourds is beyond me. It could be they are always a surprise or that they make colorful bright vines that I make interesting garden focal points out of. Or maybe it’s that just when I think I have seen all the gourds available there is one more I must […]

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