Cutting back gourd vines?
Thank you, Jan, for the message about harvesting the bushel gourds; however, I'm not certain where the appropriate lateral vines are. Because we didn't pay any attention to all the growth, the vines are tangled and growing everywhere. Should I cut all the laterals away from the large gourds--if there are no other bushels on them?
Also, about drying? Can we hang them in fishing nets instead on placing them on pallets. I'm concerned about air circulation and animals near the ground.