Monday, October 20, 2014

Gourds Galore!






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!

11 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow! I will have to try planting after Father's Day. You could l always take some in to work, too. I wish I was closer. I would take a bunch!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love knobbly bumpy gourds like this, I am already planning a pumpkin/gourd patch for next year. So lovely :>)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Nice crop - I'll bet your little grandson loves your gardens! These look fun to grow. Thanks for the tip about planting them after Father's Day. I'd love to grow some next year. Love your sweet quilt in the last post, too! You have a real eye for charming colors. xo Karen

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What a wonderful harvest! I love decorating with these!

Helen Philipps said...

I love small colourful gourds like these, Cindy! They are such fun to decorate with. Your garden is amazing!
Helen xox

Maria Elena said...

What a wonderful garden! Love your pumpkins and gourds.

Solstitches said...

What an amazing display of glorious colour, shapes and textures.
Your garden is always a delight.
Magaret

vivian said...

I love gourds! I have a basket full in the kitchen. they are such cool looking little things. Actually a couple of mine are starting to get some soft spots. And I have a few that ive had for a couple years that are totally dried out. I just cant throw them away, even though they are not so pretty!
have a great day my friend!
xoxo
vivian

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Beautiful garden, and what a lovely family you have!
Your quilting is adorable, too!!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just stopped back by to say hello and to see how you are.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Cindy, dropping in again because I saw the title that this was your last post? I will miss you.... Maybe you could just take a break and come back? Thinking of you - wishing you a Lovely Christmas and many blessings for the New Year, my friend. Hugs xo Karen