Birdhouse Gourd 16 Seeds BUY 2 ORDERS Get 48 Seeds Total
Commonly referred to as “birdhouse gourds,” Lagenaria siceraria features large bulb-like bases and long bottle-like necks. Hollow on the inside, the gourds make a perfect perching spot for small birds like swallows and chickadees. Planting birdhouse gourds in your backyard garden will likely give you more birdhouses than you need -- but you can also use the gourds as storage containers, bowls and musical instruments.
Grow your birdhouse gourds in an area of full sun. But if the temperatures get extraordinarily hot, provide the plants with a bit of shade during the hottest hours of the afternoon. To prevent mold and decay, use soil with adequate draining. Plants do well in clay, loam or sand soil with any pH. Birdhouse gourds do grow on vines, so they will need plenty of room to sprawl; whether they sprawl across the ground or up a trellis is your decision.
Water your gourds frequently. Although they are extremely tolerant of dry conditions, they prefer an adequate supply of water. A fertilizer treatment helps control the growth of vines. Choose a fertilizer product with a lower ratio of nitrogen to phosphorus and potassium, as nitrogen tends to inhibit fruit development. If weeds develop around the plants, scatter mulch across the ground. If you remove the weeds, use caution to avoid disturbing the gourd plants' shallow roots.
Terms and conditions, READ THIS PLEASE: Orders over $14 from this ad will be shipped with tracking, Otherwise: Seeds will be shipped economy/standard or first class 2-10 day shipping (NO TRACKING and no planting instructions to keep seed costs to the buyer low), in a ziplock baggie. Our goal is to save you money on quality seeds. We are responsible sellers, and we make sure our buyers are well taken care of. Shipped within 2 business days after payment. We are a seller that caters to experienced gardeners. (germination and plant care information is readily available online, but if you can’t find germinating and care instructions, please feel free to message us). Most of our listings include germination instructions, so we do not ship growing instructions. Multiple orders of a single item will be combined into 1 ziplock. We are not responsible for buyer germination success, seeds have been tested. Seed count is approximate, and packaged by weight. Seeds vary in size, weight is exact, and based upon empirical count, quantity is estimated. Liability of seller is limited to the cost of the item(s).
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