gourd birdhouses

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Project by phillip butler posted 05-11-2015 02:52 AM 1023 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

we grew these gourds last year and thought they would be good birdhouses. decorated by some wood burning, added screw eyes for hanging them -fun stuff

-- phil, nevada

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-11-2015 12:47 PM

Good job, Phil. they do make good birdhouses. i cleaned our out and the bird had pecked the hole twice the size we made it. Not sure if it was predators or the inhabitants, though.

Cheers, jim

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#2 posted 05-11-2015 01:11 PM

What beautiful pieces these turned out to be. May I ask: is it difficult to grow gourds? What kind of climate do they grow in? Do you just clean out the inside and let them dry?

helluvawreck aka Charles

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phillip butler

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#3 posted 05-11-2015 03:17 PM

helluvawreck—gourds are very easy to grow. they like to climb fences or trellis and need little attention. pick after vines dry up and gourds harden. when the holes are drilled you can easily clean the seeds from inside and I replanted some for next years crop.

-- phil, nevada

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#4 posted 05-11-2015 10:17 PM

Wow, you just have to love these

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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