I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
Speckled Swan Gourds have long necks that can be straight or curve gracefully downward resembling the head of a swan. The base or body of the Speckled Swan Gourd averages 8"-10" in diameter with a flat bottom. The entire gourd is covered in creamy white speckles. It is truly a site to behold. Many people make the most amazing craft objects and art from these gourds. (See Picture where someone made swans!)
Hill Swan gourds just like you would squash or pumpkins. Sow Speckled Swan Gourd seeds about 1 inch deep and keep moist until sprouts emerge. Like all cucurbits, Swan gourds do not like cold nights. Make sure ground is warm and ALL danger of frost has past before planting outdoors. In cooler climates like ours it may be good to start Swan gourd seeds indoors in small pots and later transplant when nights are warmer.