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Mr Fothergills Gourd Ornamental Mixed 25 Seeds

Mr Fothergills Gourd Ornamental Mixed 25 Seeds

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Gourd Ornamental Mixed

This is an easy and fun to grow variety, which flowers the same year as sown. It is a fascinating, vigorous climber with ornamental fruit, making wonderful autumn decorations. This half-hardy perennial grows to the height of 180cm.
CAUTION: Do not eat fruits. They are for decoration only. Keep them away from young children.

Sow outdoors from May to June, where they are to grow, 1.5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Allow 90cm between sowing positions. Sow two seeds on edge per position. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Thin to leave the stronger plant. Water well until established. Or, sow indoors, April-May, 1.5cm deep, on edge, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C is ideal. Keep moist. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions, before planting out, May-June, 90cm apart, into well-drained soil, when frosts are over. Harvest in September to October. Allow fruit to harden before picking, then dry.

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