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Subject:  Drying bushel gourds continued

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big moon

Bethlehem CT

I have had little success drying bushel gourds over the years. I have always suspected that if you cut them in half and scoop them out that the would dry nicely. About three weeks ago I did just that on one of my Caveman's club gourds. (Bushel gourd x long gourd) I cut it lengthwise a little above the middle. I scooped it out right down to the hard shell. It dried down nicely. I don't think you would want to dry them like this in the house as they stink like fermented watermelon.

12/11/2018 8:56:17 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

With bushel gourds you could use this method and get two nice sized bowls. My dried caveman's club gourd looks kind of like a canoe.

12/11/2018 8:58:06 PM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

I tried this with the 265.5. It did not work

12/24/2018 6:06:51 PM


NE Arkansas

I dried my 138 last year whole... Just takes forever

12/25/2018 2:51:14 AM


West Sacramento Ca.

I’ve always dried them whole.seems too work at least 90% of the time

12/25/2018 6:01:47 AM


Middlefield Ct.

i would like to know where i could puchase a dried bg. i need it for the fair this year. we did have bg entry, but no one wanted to donate or sell. please contact me asap thanks.

1/10/2019 5:52:40 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

Lloyd I have a bunch of dried ones sitting in the field left over from last year. Some of them have cracks in them. I will look and see what I have for you. I know I have a dry caveman's club gourd too they are yours if you want them.

7/20/2019 8:39:55 AM


Middlefield Ct.

If you can bring one to the Durham Fair it would be great!!
Thank you so much. I'd like to make a decorated ornament and
bring it next years Durham Fair for show and tell...lol, hah hah hah.

9/2/2019 8:03:41 PM

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