No gourds yet, but aren't these flowers beautiful? This season we have an unusual crop growing--birdhouse gourds. This cultivar has been bred for crafts, so it won't be as tasty as those bred for eating, but they sure do make cool looking birdhouses. Here is a great post about creating a birdhouse from one of these types of gourds from Life on the Balcony.
Birdhouse gourd blossom.
This is what the gourds will look like after their conversion to a birdhouse! Cool, right?
This season has been a little strange for our produce. We haven't gotten much, and if we do it seems to mysteriously disappear before we are able to harvest it; it could be rodent thieves or over zealous visitor thieves. Hopefully we will get some gourds soon. We'll keep you posted! Anyone else out there ever grow gourds? Did you end up making a birdhouse? How did it turn out? Give us your tips!
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