Growing seeds etc.
OK, I've grown pumpkins my whole life but just started on gourds this year and am extremely excited about it. I bought egg gourds, bushel gourds, and cobra gourds. I wanted decent sized bushel gourds and heard that I should start them indoors at the end of February, which I did. It took the seeds about three to four weeks to come up, and I got about ten percent germination. Is my house not warm enough for them, I was wondering if this was a problem? I set my plants outside a little while ago though am now regretting it due to our HORRIBLE weather. So what could have gone wrong with my seeds? And should my egg gourds and cobra gourds have something to climb on? I've been fertilizing them all with miracle grow but have a feeling this isn't fancy enough for them. Any advice/comments would be REALLY appreciated--thank you