Humans have used dried hard-shelled gourds as tools and vessels for millennia. We use them for winter crafts and a well-sized hole turns a gourd into a comfortable house for garden birds. Gourds need full-sun and warm temperatures to mature and we grow the 10-15ft vines on a tall trellis so that the fruits hang.
Planting Instructions: sow 3 seeds 1" deep on mounds spaced 12"apart. Full sun. Thin to 1 plant per mound when plants are 2" tall.