Gourds in Your Garden: A Guidebook for the Home Gardener

Gourds in Your Garden: A Guidebook for the Home Gardener

by Ginger Summit
     
 
Whether you're a seasoned gardener enchanted with gourds' 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 them. Largely ignored by most gardening books, gourd plants require specific attention to produce healthy vines and satisfactory fruit. Learn how to&

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Whether you're a seasoned gardener enchanted with gourds' 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 them. 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. 8 X 10. 128 Color Pages

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Booknews
This book for crafters and home gardeners presents general horticultural guidelines for the three most popular varieties of gourds grown in the US. Topics include descriptions of various types of gourds; procedures for preparing, planting, and harvesting the gourd garden in various locations; suggestions for handling pests and disease; instructions for cleaning gourds; and ways to use gourds for food, medicine, birdhouses, ornaments, and containers. Includes lists of suppliers of seeds and dried gourds. The publisher's address is PO Box 592, Los Altos, CA 94022. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965869157
Publisher:
Hillway Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Age Range:
3 Months

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