Gourds in Your Garden: A Guidebook for the Home Gardener

Gourds in Your Garden: A Guidebook for the Home Gardener

by Ginger Summit


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806926995
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 06/30/2001
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.96(w) x 10.12(h) x 0.39(d)

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