Birdhouse gourds are humongous!!!
Thought I'd grow some Bradshaw birdhouse gourds to provide purple martin housing near the garden next year, but each one is turning into a multi-family housing unit. Plus, they're each about the weight of a cannon ball, proving that a concrete remesh trellis is no match.
Would some kind and wise soul please tell me if I can cut them down now and start curing, or do I really need to wait for the stems to brown and wither before calling it quits for the growing season?
They have been a delight to grow, but boy are they big!