Gourds in your Garden

Gourds in your Garden

A Guidebook for the Home Gardener

Book - 1998
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Gardeners and crafters: take the mystery out of growing gourds! Largely ignored by most gardening books, gourd plants require specific attention to produce healthy vines and satisfactory fruit. Identify popular gourd shapes; grow, train, and harvest a bountiful crop; control pests and disease with natural remedies; and prepare your gourds for use in recipes and art projects.

Whether you're a seasoned gardener enchanted with their lush vines and unusually shaped fruit or a crafter in search of the perfect gourd for a specific project, this easy-to-use primer takes the mystery out of growing gourds. Largely ignored by most gardening books, gourd plants require specific attention to produce healthy vines and satisfactory fruit. Learn how to:

* Identify popular gourd shapes
* Plan and cultivate your garden
* Grow, train, and harvest a bountiful crop
* Control pests and disease with natural remedies
* Prepare your gourds for use-in recipes and art projects.

Lists of suppliers, a growing calendar, and space for notes on your own garden conditions make this the complete gourd sourcebook. A delight to read as well as a lasting reference, this long overdue guide to the adventures of growing one of Nature's greatest gifts is an essential addition to any gardener's library.


Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., c1998
ISBN: 9780806926995
0806926996
Branch Call Number: 635.93363 Sum
Characteristics: 127 p. : ill. (some col.), map

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