Gourd Growing Info

Learning Download: How to Grow Gourds
When to Plant:
Gourd should be direct sowed after danger of last frost has passed. Soil temperature should be 65° F or higher. Start transplants 2 weeks before anticipated planting date.
Use 2 lbs. of complete (10-10-10) fertilizer per 100 square feet.
Location:Planting Depth:Soil Type:
Full Sun1/2-1″Well drained, fertile, pH 5.8-6.8
 Seed SpacingRow SpacingSeeds per 100′Yield per 100′Seeds per Acre
Gourd18-24″4-6′65125 lbs.7,000


Gourd Seed Count 
1 Ounce: 300-600 Seeds
1/8 Pound: 600-1,200 Seeds
1/4 Pound: 1,200-2,400 Seeds
1/2 Pound: 2,400-4,800 Seeds
1 Pound: 4,800-9,600 Seeds
* These are average gourd seed counts.  Varieties can vary.

Weight Conversion:
1 Pound = 16 Ounces
1 Acre = 43,560 square feet, or 435’x100′