Gourd vines are extremely vigorous and require a lengthy growing season, usually5 to 120 days to maturity. Gourds are ready for harvest when the stems dry and turn brown, and the fruit is very light with a seed rattle. Harvest before a frost. This is a Lagenaria or hard-skinned gourd.
Indoors- 1” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature at 70 degrees. Transplant after last frost without disturbing the roots.
Outdoors- Plant 1” deep, after last frost, when soil warms to 70 degrees. Plant 2-3 seeds every 18-36” apart, with the large varieties the furthest apart.