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Dec 5, 2015 11:20 AM CST
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Name: tk
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I would like to know from those of you who have grown these:

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Do they disintegrate after a while, or stay hard as rocks? I have several different ideas for them, but not if they are going to fall apart.
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Dec 6, 2015 4:57 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6b)
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I have never grown them but this site says they are good for crafts.
http://www.reimerseeds.com/cav...
Hope this helps.
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Dec 6, 2015 6:05 PM CST
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Name: tk
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I didn't see any info about their use on that site. I was thinking about cutting off the bottom and stem, drilling a water hole, and using them to grow strawberries. Wouldn't want them to rot after all that work.
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Dec 6, 2015 6:32 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
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TK, I've never grown that particular variety, but they are a hard-shell gourd (Lagenaria) and once cured should be "hard." But, being plant material, I don't know that they would hold up to something like being a planter for strawberries....
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Dec 6, 2015 6:34 PM CST
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Name: tk
97478 (Zone 8b)

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Thank You!
Both!
I guess I'll skip it . wish, at least they were pretty
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Dec 6, 2015 6:42 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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LOL -- I can't honestly see what kind of craft one might use them for; maybe try some birdhouse or bottle gourds ??!
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Dec 6, 2015 6:44 PM CST
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Name: tk
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Birdhouse would still be outside. Dean made one into a water dipper, just like grandpa used to have.
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Dec 7, 2015 7:52 AM CST
Name: Christine
NY zone 5a
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I think once they are dried out,could take up to a year, you can make bird houses out of them, the outside must be sprayed with a shellac. They are really cool looking Thumbs up
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Dec 7, 2015 8:36 AM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Maybe the caveman gourds would be okay as planters if they were painted or varnished on the inside?
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Dec 7, 2015 9:31 AM CST
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Ugh, more work. Well, maybe if I ever get around to it. Was thinking they would be hard to water too, without washing out the dirt. And, soaker hoses don't work for pots
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Dec 7, 2015 10:07 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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They look as if they might make a good weapon...
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Dec 7, 2015 10:11 AM CST
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Hmmm, I asked dean very politely if I could try one out on his head, but he's not cooperating.
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