Organic Giant Bottle/Birdhouse Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria)
These seafoam-green, hourglass-shaped heirlooms make adorable birdhouses! First let them dry, then cut a hole, remove their seeds, and wax to fashion the footlong Giant Bottle into an attractive avian hotel. Requires a long, warm growing season.
- 20 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-28 days
- Maturity: 110-120 days
- Scarify seeds with file and soak in lukewarm water for 24 hours before planting.
- Build hills with 5’ of surrounding space in full sun. Direct sow seeds ½-1” deep after last frost or start indoors 5-8 weeks before last frost date.
- Space 24-36” apart.