So I planted 2 gourd plants in my 8" raised beds assuming they were the birdhouse kind. I put up a basic 6' trellis since I've heard you could use pantyhose, etc. These things went crazy! They reached up and caught onto an overhanging tree brand and the things have gone EASILY 50' straight up the tree.
I have a tree full of gourds that I can't reach. Not only that, but I have come to find out they are bushel gourds which can get to 50lbs!!! There are about 4 that are a little larger than my head at least 35' up.
Soooo. Ummmm. Any suggestions? I would like to save at least a couple of them. I'm tempted to cut down the tree since it's already half dead. I'm also a little concerned that they're going to fall on the roof of my shed!