Grafting squash onto buffalo gourd
Is there anyone out there crazy enough to have tried what I'm thinking of doing?
I've researched this and found evidence that it works, and would like to try grafting some winter squash vines onto existing wild buffalo gourd, Cucurbita foetidissima plants. If you're not familiar with this wild gourd, it grows throughout the South and West of the US as a long-lived perennial trailing vine that produces immense crops of 3-inch gourds every summer. It never falls prey to squash bugs or borers, and always seems to be healthy and vigorous on scant resources. Someone interested in no-till cropping could potentially grow squash a bunch of squash this way off of a single large buffalo gourd plant.
Any input as to the grafting method, etc., would be very appreciated.