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.
 
Fertilizing:
Use 2 lbs. of complete (10-10-10) fertilizer per 100 square feet.
 
Location: Planting Depth: Soil Type:
Full Sun 1/2-1″ Well drained, fertile, pH 5.8-6.8
 
 
  Seed Spacing Row Spacing Seeds per 100′ Yield per 100′ Seeds per Acre
Gourd 18-24″ 4-6′ 65 125 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′