Birdhouse Gourd: Racing the Biological Clock

Our birdhouse gourd vines are sporting several small fruits, each one about two inches long. They’re the color of limes and about as large as an over-sized peanut. Aren’t they cute?

The question of the hour is will they grow up?

We found the seed packets on one of our nursery rounds, but not until after planting the rest of the garden. The idea of growing a birdhouse was irresistible so of course the packet made its way into my cart. I envisioned a garden full of birdhouses, just waiting for a feathered mama to claim them.

We have at least another month of warm weather, but will it be enough? Please send your happy-garden energy vibe. I’ll be sure to report back.

birdhouse gourd flower

Birdhouse gourd bloom

Birdhouse gourd bloom

birdhouse gourd fruit

6 thoughts on “Birdhouse Gourd: Racing the Biological Clock

  1. Love those tendrils, I remember always trying to have them in my hair but it’s so poker straight they’d never last too long. Maybe that’s a good thing?

    Hope there’s enough warm weather coming your way to grow a bird house. A month from now, we might be much cooler, but sometimes we get what we call ‘Indian Summer’. Gee that’s not really PC any longer is it?

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    • We use that term here too, but you’re right, it really sounds dated. I’ll have to research that and see if they have another term we can use. I say it all the time.

      I love the tendrils. I think it’s my favorite part. They are amazingly strong, too. Like violin strings.

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    • We use that term here too, but you’re right, it really sounds dated. I’ll have to research that and see if they have another term we can use. I say it all the time.

      I love the tendrils. I think it’s my favorite part. They are amazingly strong, too. Like violin strings.

      I always tried to get my hair to go straight! We’re never happy!

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