too late to plant gourds?
Have I decided late to plant birdhouse gourds? We are in East TX. Our average first frost is in mid November, but usually a light one. We can have a hard frost in late Nov. Is it just too late to plant? I have the seeds, so I figure what do I have to lose? If they are covered with a tarp for a freeze, will they live? I don't expect large ones at this late date, but I'd like some even if they are small.
Would culling them down to a few choice gourds encourage faster and larger growth?