Heirloom and Open-pollinated seeds
  • Large Bottle or Birdhouse Gourd


    Lagenaria siceraria

    Min Qty: 30 seeds

    Description:  Popular gourd for birdhouses and many other crafts. Long vines, stretching to 20' needs a long, hot season to mature.

    Planting Instructions:   120 days. Scarify and soak seeds overnight prior to sowing.  After danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up, sow seeds 1" deep, in loose, rich soil.  If you are planting in rows, plant seeds 4-6" apart in rows 12' apart.  If you are planting in hills, plant 3-4 seeds in a ring around the top of the hill, spacing your hills about 9' apart.  In cooler climates, you'll have to start these indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost date.  Plant with corn and pole beans, about 2 weeks after the corn is sown.