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Orange with Envy

Claysburg , PA

Have you ever had to dig a hole for your long gourd to grow down into ? I was not smart enough to raise my trellis to 12 feet , only at 8 feet since that was my best . Had to dig a hole for it to grow .

8/24/2016 9:19:43 PM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Seems like I have to dig every other year. This year they all kept aborting until the vines had grown over the trellis and started going down the other side. I have 3 on slant boards with one board down in a big hole. I think I had too much nitrogen, need to really limit that next year.

8/25/2016 7:33:49 AM


Northern Cambria, Pa.

James make sure your sump ready is at the ready.

8/25/2016 12:35:39 PM


Northern Cambria, Pa.

sump pump

8/25/2016 12:36:12 PM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

I'm lucky, my soil starts turning to sand about 2' down and hardly ever holds water. Clay subsoil would be a problem.

8/25/2016 1:39:47 PM

DJW (Dan)

New Berlin, PA

Good problem to have I would think!

8/25/2016 2:48:41 PM


Hamilton Nj

Did u have any trouble with the gourds curleing after u put on a board i did not build a trellis till after i polinated one lol now i dont know weather to dig a whole or use a board im at 4ft. Got 2 more feet to go till they hit ground

8/25/2016 9:03:48 PM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

The ones with the heavy, fat blossom end tend to grow fairly straight on a slant board. The skinny ones like to curl up like a snake unless they hang straight down. I have one doing that now. I have a 1x2 board along side it on a 2x4 and I an trying to keep it straight by tying it with strips of cloth and tightening them a little each day. But when I get one section to straighten some another one bends. My personal best is in no danger this year.

8/25/2016 10:55:54 PM


Hamilton Nj

i loked today im gona have to dig a hole lol thank you pizza

8/28/2016 12:24:04 AM


Albuquerque NM

I had to dig a 4 foot hole last year, had some rot when I picked it.

8/28/2016 1:15:22 AM

Alan E.

eastern Ontario

This year I have used a different method to keep rain water out of the hole,and it works well.At ground level I wrap a strip of foam rubber around the LG,fastened with an old boot lace.Then I can snuggle an old board against each side of the gourd,supported be a brick at each end to make a slope to carry away the water.The remaining openings are easily blocked.
This also holds the LG from swinging in the wind if that is a problem.

8/28/2016 11:56:55 AM

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