Birdhouse / Bottle Gourds Seed
Todd's Seeds is excited to offer the Birdhouse / Bottle Gourds Seed, a classic and versatile variety beloved by gardeners and crafters alike. This variety produces large, bottle-shaped gourds, renowned for their hard shells and spacious interiors once dried. These gourds are most commonly used to create natural birdhouses, offering a charming and eco-friendly nesting option for avian friends. Additionally, their smooth, bottle-like shape makes them ideal for a variety of crafts, including decorative containers, musical instruments, and artistic projects.
- **Sowing Time:** Ideal for sowing directly in the garden after the last frost, in warm and well-drained soil.
- **Soil Requirements:** Prefers nutrient-rich soil with a pH of 6.0-7.5.
- **Planting Depth:** Plant seeds 1 inch deep.
- **Spacing:** Space plants or hills about 6 feet apart to allow for vine growth.
- **Germination:** Usually occurs within 7-14 days at temperatures of 70-85°F.
**Growth and Care**
- **Watering:** Consistent watering is important, especially during vine and fruit development.
- **Sunlight:** Full sun is essential for optimal growth.
- **Fertilizing:** Apply a balanced fertilizer to promote healthy vines.
- **Harvesting:** Harvest gourds when they mature and the rind hardens, typically in late summer or early fall.
Birdhouse / Bottle Gourds have a wide range of uses:
- **Natural Birdhouses:** Can be dried and hollowed out to create birdhouses.
- **Crafts and Decor:** Perfect for painting, carving, or as rustic ornaments.
- **Educational Projects:** Great for teaching about plant growth and sustainable crafting.
**Craft Idea: Creating a Birdhouse Gourd**
Turn a Birdhouse / Bottle Gourd into a charming birdhouse.
- Dried Birdhouse / Bottle Gourds
- Drill or knife for making an entrance hole
- Non-toxic paint or varnish (optional)
- String or wire for hanging
1. Select a dried gourd and clean it thoroughly.
2. Cut or drill a suitable entrance hole for birds.
3. Remove the seeds and inner pith.
4. Decorate the gourd with paint or varnish, if desired.
5. Attach a string or wire for hanging.
6. Place in your garden as an attractive and functional birdhouse.
The Birdhouse / Bottle Gourds Seed from Todd's Seeds is an excellent choice for anyone interested in growing unique, functional plants that can be transformed into creative and practical crafts. These gourds provide an enjoyable gardening and crafting experience, perfect for both beginners and experienced enthusiasts.
1 Packet: 3g
1 Gram ~ 30 seeds
1 Pound ~ 3,000-11,000 seeds