Gorgeous Gourds

October 4, 2013

My Neighbor Sue has been growing gourds abundantly!  Colorful, interesting and a bit odd, they come in a variety of shapes and colors.  My Neighbor Sue has had what we call ‘Gourd Mountain’ and because we share a love of growing squash type (subliminal message here…pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins) vegetables, we are an encouragement to each other.  I have been marveling over the progress and growth of gourd mountain and she comes to check out my pumpkin patch.  We are a pretty darn good match…we can’t figure it out, but not everyone is as in awe or as excited as we are at squash.

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With the gourd harvest complete, we have been gifted many gourds, which is very cool.  I’d never even think of planting gourds as I really am a ‘pumpkin type’ of squash lover, but these gourds are so interesting it is really fun to have them.

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There is this one that is just so weird, you wonder what or how it ever came to be.  It is so odd…you just have to like it.

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Without a doubt my favorite (probably because it reminds me of pumpkins) is the striped one.

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Because My Neighbor Sue has been so busy growing gorgeous gourds, she has NO big, beautiful, orange pumpkins!  I will happily be sharing some of mine.  I did NOT plant the whole pumpkin seed packet this year, but even so from the few seeds I planted, I’m set to harvest about 20 (yes, I’ve counted) nice sized pumpkins!

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  • Miriam

    What a great pumpkin farmer you are!

  • Sheena

    Love it Ellen! I wish we didn’t have a North facing garden and could grow some fruit and veg.
    When are you next heading this way? Your room is ready! Sxx

    • Ellen

      Thank you Sheena! So nice of you, don’t know yet when it will be but will look forward to having a visit when we do!

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