It is still too early for most of us to start planting in our Gourd Patch, but, there is still time to start new gourd plants indoors for a head start. Peat pots or small pots with a starting mixture may be used. If you have a green house, this is great, but you may start them indoors in a well lighted location too!!
One year I started about 1,000 gourd plants in my small 8' x 12' greenhouse, for which I am very thankful!
Just make sure you are using sterile potting mediums, as it will not have diseases or pests hiding inside. Yes, gourds are very prone to diseases and pests, especially the more you grow them in Louisiana!!
In the mean time, if you have any gourds around you may want to start creating!! Children usually love gourds too.
The Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount