What are Gourds

Pumpkins and gourds from Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne Indiana (2)Hi There, Fellow Gardeners! This is AnnahMarie. Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information on “Gourds.” What are Gourds? We at Organic Gurlz Gardens find vine plants quite fascinating they way they grow. The little extensions of the vine growing on the stem latch on to anything available (If you sat outside by your garden bed for a day with your finger by the vine, it would likely wrap around your finger). A majority of the types of Gourds that can be found around the world are edibles when they are young. As most gourds mature in age, they change chemically and many become sour and bitter to the taste. There are exceptions to this rule as with the edible squashes and zucchinis along with pumpkins. Organic Gurlz Gardens through years of knowledge came up with the conclusion it is common for the gourds that experience a drought type of season or not enough water to have a harder skin, larger seeds and an increased bitter taste than those that receive ample enough water during the growing season. Pumpkins and gourds from Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne Indiana (1)Several archaeological investigations show that Native Americans used the seeds of Gourds as food.  They also used the green fruit and roots as a detergent and the dried fruits as a rattle. Coyotes, porcupines and humans eat the seeds, and apparently no one eats the fruits. Have you considered your own organic home garden? Just imagine fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs from your back yard to your kitchen table! There is nothing like fresh Gourds from your own Organic Garden! The Organically grown veggies will complete your Garden. The Best outcome for your garden is Organic Gurlz Gardens! We guarantee our raised garden beds for 5 years, with maintenance and care. The region of the world with the highest number in varieties of edible gourds seems to be South East Asia. The majority of the population in China, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines all eat gourds in their diets. Pumpkins and gourds from Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne IndianaA little tid-bit from O.G.G. - The most common type of gourds that are not edible are the ones grown for ornamental purposes. These are the smaller ones that have been widest variety of colors in them and have the pimps and bumps that adorn the shell. They are often seen are adornments in homes around Thanksgiving. Unlike other vegetables and (Or) fruits, gourds are not very perishable. As long as the stem is intact, they can remain fresh and edible without refrigeration for months after they are harvested. The outside surface cannot cut or damaged either so the inside edible portion is not exposed to the air. Don't forget to tell your kids, grandchildren , nieces and nephews about the Kids Oasis!

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