The Q&A Archives: Training Gourds on a Teepee Trellis

Question: I would like to make the Turk's Cap gourd plants I planted grow up a teepee trellis. Will this work? Margaret Hart Maple Grove, MN

Answer: You can plant gourds on a teepee trellis, but be sure that it is strong enough to support the fruits and growth. As you know, gourd plants get huge and they weigh a lot, so build the trellis will sturdy wood or metal poles and be sure they hold together well.

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