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Basic Types of Gourds

Gourds grow around the world--very much like squashes and pumpkins. Growing is easy. What puzzles most new growers is how to dry, or cure, their crops. Discover the secret to curing the gourds you grow here.

Gourds have been crafted many ways to make useful and ornamental items. You can see gourds made into everything from musical instruments to flower pots--at the annual North Carolina Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival in Raleigh, N.C., held each September on the weekend after Labor Day. The Festival features many excellent gourd crafting workshops for everyone from beginner gourd enthusiasts all the way through experienced gourd heads.

Copyright Mary Ann Rood April 7, 1998
Last modified: October 10, 2009 By: EC