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Growing Gourd, also summer squash

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
                  P P  

(Best months for growing Gourd in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 68°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 35 - 47 inches apart
  • Harvest in 13-15 weeks.

Keep well watered. Need protection from frosts.

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Gourd

Pick when colour changes.
Peel and cut up or cut in slices with the peel on.
Microwave or steam or bake

Your comments and tips

24 Nov 17, L A Feely (New Zealand - temperate climate)
As i make unusual instruments , I would like to make something from a gourd if I could grow some in the nelson /Tasman area. Will they grow here? If so how do i process one after maturity so the shell stays hard. Thank you.
06 Nov 19, Te Ruwai (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
I saw this article online which you may find helpful www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/garden/110093347/how-to-grow-and-decorate-bottle-gourds

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