Gourds In Your Garden
- A Guidebook for the Home Gardener -
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Section 1 - WHAT IS A GOURD?

    The Botannical Description

      Hardshell Gourds
      Ornamentals
      Luffa Gourds
      More of the Cucurbita Family
      Tree Gourds

    Cultural History

Section ll - THE GOURD GARDEN

    Preparation

      Selecting the Garden Site
      Frost Data for Selected Locations
      Well Fertilized Soils
      Plenty of Water
      Planting Options
      Container Gardening
      Trellises and Arbors

    Planting The Garden

      All About Seeds
      Planting the Garden
      Pollination
      Fruit Set

    Harvesting Your Crop

      Hastening the Curing Process
      Cleaning Up the Garden

Section lll - Potential Problems and What do do About Them

    Pests
    Diseases
    Good Garden Maintenance
    Commom Remedies

Section lV - Uses for Your Gourds

    Gourds for Food
    Gourds as Medicine
    Gourds in the Garden
    Simple Ideas for Gourd Crafting

Section V - A Season in the Gourd Garden

    Growing Calendar

Appendixes
Index
A baby gourd on the vine - abpout 10 weeks after planting
A gourd formed in a mold while growing, still on the vine.