The Bell/Pear shaped Martin House gourd can be dried and then crafted or carved. These unusual kettle-shaped gourds are popular at farm markets and roadside stands. The Martin House Gourds size range up to 10 inches in diameter and up to 12 inches in height. Martin House gourds are popular at farm markets and roadside stands. They are perfect for crafting and they make excellent birdhouses for our Purple Martins.
Martin House gourds are easy to grow, they require approximately 100 days to reach full size. You can grow your own gourds and design birdhouses to attract Purple Martins. The Martin House gourds can also crafted for blue birds and other "box" nesting birds. You may also use them for other craft projects like lamps, vases or bowls. The Martin House gourd shown was painted white and designed specifically as a Martin House with a 2 ¼ inch diameter entry hole. An information sheet is included containing guidelines for seed starting, planting, growing, harvesting and drying.
Crafts and Produce from Lake Superiors' shores. All crafts are hand made on the farm. All produce and berries are naturally grown without the use of any harmful pesticides.