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Gourd History – Growing and Gourd Uses from Prehistoric Times

By Denise

Gourds are one of the oldest cultivated crops. They are believed to have spanned the entire globe in prehistoric times. Their uses during this time have been recorded on walls in paintings. They were used mainly by cultures in temperate and tropical zones because this is where gourds grow best. They need a long growing […]

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Shaping Gourds – Creative Gardening Techniques

By Denise

I grow gourds for adventure and to use for crafting. They always add interest and variety to the garden. There are several fun things you can do with gourds to make the garden interesting during the growing season and if you’re like me add to the gourd crafting experience later. You can tie string around the gourds to […]

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Gourds A Fasinating Crop – Garden Art and Crafting- Part 1

By Denise

Many people don’t realize that gourds are very closely related to cucumbers, squash and melons. They have been grown for both ornamental and utility purposes for centuries. Their history can be traced back to Babylon and Egypt through artwork on buildings, walls and caves.  Gourds have tough skins and the smaller gourds bright colorful patterns. They […]

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Creative Gourd Gardening – Grow Them On Swingsets

By Denise

I’m not sure where I came up with the idea to grow gourds on a swing set frame. It may have been from a few attempts on building fences that could not hold the weight of gourds. It’s actually very easy to use a swing set to grow gourds on, very secure for the gourds and makes a […]

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