Gourds of mystery???July 14th, 2010 in member junk
Five years ago we planted gourds but with a small kids, I just couldn't give them any attention & they didn't make it. This past winter we had a septic tank diaster thus digging up most of my yard to fix the problem. Imagine our surprise early this summer when a strange vine started growing in our yard near where we dug it up. We were VERY HAPPY to discover it was gourds, some 100ft from where we had planted seeds 5 years ago. The vine has now become 2 & the gourds are growing like crazy. Took apart a box springs & added some rebar for support & made a nice now rusty trellis that is working great! People cannot believe how big the gourds are getting & how good my homemade trellis is working. Took off some springs for other uses. Loving the way it looks. Vine is in a bad place, but no one is allowed to touch it! We have to drive around it! Using water from our rain barrels we made this spring & that has made all the difference. Had to share our wonderful surprise from mother nature!
Pattern or design used: My own design
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