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Post  The Cat's Other Mother on 7/9/2010, 7:51 am

I've got six gourd vines crowding up my trellis, and they've seemed to grow fabulously. They put out loads of flowers and dozens of tiny gourds, but only a few 'took' and started growing big and fat. The rest just shrivel up. Is that normal? Should I just snip off the dead ones and any new ones to let the plant concentrate on the ones already going? I had been hoping for a bumper crop...

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Post  silverbug on 7/9/2010, 7:53 am

In my reading up about why my pumpkins are shriveling, I'm finding that this is fairly common for squash. Do not fret. I think it sounds like your plant is doing what it naturally does. Smile

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Post  Josh on 7/9/2010, 10:12 am

silverbug I've grown lots of gourds in my time,and they do that at first,then there will be so many you won't have room for all of them,maybe they don't get pollinated at first until there are more flowers. I have some growing on the dog pen,the vines have covered the pen and provide shade for the dog.
A couple of years ago I grew some very big gourds,don't know how they got so big and didn't know I had planted that kind so they were a total surprise.
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Post  Retired Member 1 on 7/9/2010, 12:06 pm

Wow Josh! What on earth did you do with them? BTW, you will look young in any photograph for at least the next 10 years. Good for you!

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Post  The Cat's Other Mother on 7/9/2010, 2:02 pm

Wow... are you sure those aren't DOGHOUSE gourds?

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Post  camprn on 7/9/2010, 2:53 pm

Josh, do you enter any of your produce or flowers into the local AG fair? I bet you would win ribbons and dollars and kudos! Very Happy
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Post  silverbug on 7/9/2010, 3:38 pm

Josh, you're my hero!!! I feel like I need to be your deciple. LOL. Honestly, I get the greatest joy seeing your produce and posts!! Keep on keeping on. I have a feeling that you've found a life long passion that will serve to keep you busy. Wink

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Post  camprn on 7/9/2010, 3:42 pm

@silverbug wrote:Josh, you're my hero!!! I feel like I need to be your deciple. LOL. Honestly, I get the greatest joy seeing your produce and posts!! Keep on keeping on. I have a feeling that you've found a life long passion that will serve to keep you busy. Wink
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