Thursday, November 24, 2011

Harvesting gourds

Our long growing season allowed for extended time for our crops.  This is not always a good thing, as this summer did not favor our ornamental gourds.

Here the entire harvest is spread out on the barn floor to facilitate cleaning.

The harvest was contained in three five-gallon pails, while a good year fills the whole tractor bucket.

We'll try to do better next year!

The ever-popular swan neck variety gourds are always a bit difficult to grow and somewhat unpredictable. 

Many seeds and plants produced only a moderate crop.

We will try to do better next year!!!

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