October 7, 2012 8:13 PM Subscribe
What sort of success rate would one have growing gourds by just leaving gourds outside to do what they will?
posted by ian1977 to home & garden (9 answers total)
I know that obviously this is how Mother Nature does it more or less...but I wonder if anyone does it on purpose?
I'd like to grow gourds randomly....can I just buy a bunch of pumpkins and gourds and randomly distribute then and expect some to come to...umm....fruition? I realize the success rate might be crap but I am not looking to have a pumpkin patch per se, just some random pumpkins (and gourds).
Have you ever tried anything like this on purpose? With pumpkins or anything else? Results?
(PS midwest if it matters. zone...3?)