Friday, March 16, 2012

How to Grow a Portrait Gourd


We've all seen it - the gourd that looks a little like George Washington, or maybe the baby Jesus if you squint and look at it sideways.  Well, this fellow, Jim Widess, does not wait for nature to shape his gourd.  No.  Instead, he takes a little action himself.  In an Instructables page, Tim Anderson shows how Jim can grow gourds in a mold in just about any shape he likes.  The good news is that means you can do the same thing.  

Its time to start thinking about what you will be planting this spring.  What shapes will you try?