Are gourds good for SFG?

boodeeradleyNovember 25, 2010

Wanted to plant gourds this year, but I'm thinking I may have to plant them in a different way than SFG. What do you guys think?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
steveinjersey(7)

It will depend a lot on what variety you have in mind.

I have grown loufa gourds in a SFG, on a trellis, with good results. The gourd did take over the trellis almost 100%, and I got 2 loufas for my efforts.

Most gourds are sprawling vines that can grow 20 feet or more. Check the particular variety you want to grow and see how big it gets, and try to find out whether it would do well on a trellis. Otherwise you'll be looking at something that will want to venture off into your yard to an extent you might not want.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2010 at 8:29AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Vermiculite Source List - Throughout USA
I had a hard time finding vermiculite, so I have compiled...
angela12345
Experiment - Soilless mixture for raised beds
This is my first post to the GardenWeb Forums. I have...
Jacques (MP, South Africa) S
Mighty Matos / Mighty Veggies and SFG
Does anyone here have experience with SFG and Mighty...
tafountain
Lateral space for dripline irrigation in square foot garden?
Hello! I'm pretty new to square foot gardening and...
poppenschmaltz
Sealing wood framed raised boxes?
I'm planning on building several raised beds for my...
djscrapbooks
Sponsored Products
Eames Executive Chair
Design Within Reach
Allston Bedskirt
$312.50 | FRONTGATE
Round White Ceramic Vessel Bathroom Sink
TheBathOutlet
Outdoor Lighting. Bali Collection Wall-Mount 1-Light Outdoor Matte Black Light F
Home Depot
Blue Stripe 500-TC Sheet Set
$54.99 | zulily
'S' Marquee Light
Cost Plus World Market
Haeger Potteries Butterscotch Ceramic Tile Table Lamp
$99.91 | Lamps Plus
Classic Ball Black 48-inch to 86-inch Double Curtain Rod
$43.98 | Bellacor
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™