How Do You Plant Gourd?

Gourds are similar to squash, its bumpy, weird-looking, and hard! These vegetables come in all shapes and sizes and are packed with loads of vitamins and nutrients. Haven’t tried this vegetable yet, it’s highly recommended to start planting this as soon as possible!

Intro to growing Gourd

Let's get this show on the road. Growing gourd is a lot of fun. Plus, they are tasty and healthy!


Use well-drained soil enriched with plenty of compost. You can start seed indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost in areas with shorter seasons. Sow the seeds in a 4 inch pot in a rich soil mixed with compost. Gourd ideally wants sandy loam to grow in. Sandy loam simply means soil consisting of less than 7 percent clay, less than 50 percent silt, and between 43 and 50 percent sand.


You are obviously also going to need seeds!


This plant needs full sun.


To speed up germination, soak the seeds overnight before sowing. Sow seeds 1-2 inches deep in groups of 4 seeds, spacing in groups 5 feet apart in rows spaced 8 feet apart.


Gourd should be sown at a depth of 2.5 inches (6 cm).


Gourds germinate slowly, taking 1 up to even 6 weeks.

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