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Feb 3, 2010 3:32 PM CST
Name: Gourd
Z-7 Gourds & A Touch Of Glass Forum
You may not have had the nighthawk moths to pollinate them (bees, etc also can pollinate) or not enough male flowers open at the same time that the female flowers were open. Also, if you cut the tip of the first branch after it has grown at least 2 feet which has been produceing male flowers, after it's tip is pinched, it will produce side shoots on the vine and those side shoots will start the production of the female flowers..

If you plant them too close, you still will get the kind/variety you planted, BUT, the seeds from these will not produce true shapes that you planted because they may cross pollinate (open pollination) being so close. It is easy enough to get seeds anyway, and to be honest, some of the purchased seeds I've gotten do not come out to be what they are supposed to.

The worst thing you can get with OP seeds is that you will get all types of neat shapes and you can make just about anything with those.

Jo, please correct me on anything I mess up, you are the Gourd Guru!!

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