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How to Choose Fall Cucurbits | Edible, Ornamental & Dual-Purpose Pumpkins, Squash & Gourds
Here at Johnny's, cucurbits are one of our specialties, some strictly ornamental, some strictly edible, and many that serve both purposes — in all, over 60 varieties. To help you narrow the field to varieties that will work well for your operation, these are the three key considerations that drive selection of fall-harvest pumpkin, squash, and gourd varieties by experienced growers... Read More
Gourds (Cucurbita pepo) | Growing Instructions & Crafting Ideas | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the recommendations and suggestions in this Tech Sheet for successful production and crafting of ornamental gourds (Cucurbita pepo), from site selection, planting, and culture, to harvesting and diverse uses. Read More
Comparison Chart
Ornamental Gourds | Variety, Genus & Species | Comparison Chart (PDF)
A full-color, downloadable, printable PDF version of our Ornamental Gourd Comparison Chart, from Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
Key Growing Information
Ornamental Gourds | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, here is the Key Growing Information for ornamental gourds from seed: direct-sowing or transplanting, light, temperature, and soil requirements, pest/disease control, and harvest. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
Beyond Blossoms | Expanding & Diversifying Your Dried Floral Menu
Learn how adding a variety of plant materials to your floral menu, including ornamental grasses, berries, and unique vegetables, can help to create more distinctive, fragrant, and elegant dried-flower arrangements. Floriculture design tips from the Flower People at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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