Gourds, mold and discolored results
Well, I followed advice posted here back in '04 and let my gourds cure without intervention. They, as I was told they would, hosted an impressive crop of various molds and mildews. Now they are pretty much cured and I'm scrubbing the molds off, only to find that the final coloring of the gourd is not what I was expecting. They are mottled from the molds, greenish in areas, dark brown in others. Not exactly ugly, but not the uniform sawn-wood color I was hoping for. Any simple correction for this problem?