Here are the baby long gourd plants that hopefully will grow into giant long gourds! I can’t imagine it. They’re so small!
Here is the giant long gourd trellis that Caleb and I built that will offer support to the long gourd plants that will grow up it. Yea right! It is 10 feet tall and about 3 feet wide. I can’t imagine growing a long gourd that tall much less even think about those teeny weeny little plants going all the way to the top of this gigantic trellis but it will be fun to try! I guess I better move the ladder down to the garden…
Here are some pictures of the 2007 world record long gourd that reached just over 127 inches that another person grew. The plant is really beautiful. In the picture above the long gourd was so tall they had to dig a hole in the ground so it would keep growing straight! If it hits the ground it will start to curl.
Here is a picture looking up through the trellis at the long gourds. This looks so lush! I wonder what I will be able to do in this desert!?
The current world record for long gourd is a whopping 135 inches tall-that’s just over 11 foo tall. Now that’s a lot of gourd! Wish me luck-I’m going to need it!
Its interesting reading about unique attempts such as these gourds etc. even though I may never get the urge to try it myself. Keeping the rabbits out of the corn and the grapes and keeping tree lines alive in this drought is keeping me busy.
Any updates on the gourds?
I posted that in 2011. My biggest that year got to be 84 inches in length.