I planted out our gourd seeds after Father's Day, as per a Pinterest suggestion, and didn't get any bugs on them! That's never happened before. The plants were so healthy and as the summer progressed, they kind of took over the garden. And that didn't include the large pumpkins. We put those back near the compost pile. Sadly we only got two small ones. Not enough time to get large.
It actually took several times to harvest all of the gourds and mini pumpkins. We kept finding more hidden under the strawberries and wound around the perennials. I have been putting them all over the house and porches, and giving them away to anyone who wants them. Maybe we should put up a table and "free" sign in the front yard!