When it comes to growing bird house gourds you will have much to think about. However, if you are considering growing bird house gourds such as bottle gourds you won’t find much difficulty as these are easily grown on your fences as well as trellises and after they have been harvested and dried you can make ideal bird houses for different species of birds including for swallows and purple martins.
Grow In The Hills Is The Ultimate Option For Growing Bird House Gourds
There are many different places where you can do your growing bird house gourds though hills are a special favorite location as they help ensure that gourds are not left lying on the ground where they can flatten out and so be more prone to rotting. When growing bird house gourds in the hills it is a good idea to provide a few inches of hay to act as mulch which will ensure that the gourds do not touch the ground.
Growing bird house gourds in the hills is a good idea because there is not much to worry on account of mild amount of frost as these gourds are easily able to tolerate light amount of frost. After harvesting, you need to then keep the gourd in cool and dry places so that they can dry out properly. You will know that the gourds are absolutely dry by listening to sounds of seeds within the gourd. As a matter of fact, you should be prepared to wait a few months for the drying out process to complete.
After growing bird house gourds and harvesting them you will generally, after the drying process too has completed, need to remove the outermost shell before beginning with the decorative process. Decoration is best achieved by also using wax or even varnish which will provide necessary protection to the gourd.
It is easy to create a nice looking bird house from well decorated gourds and if you have rudimentary do-it-yourself building skills the rest of the job can be accomplished without much fuss or bother. You need to be creative in designing your bird house and after it has been finished you can then go out and hang it in the garden or on a tree though be sure to varnish the gourd to ensure that it lasts for longer periods of time.
Remember to pay special attention to drying birdhouse gourds and to also exercise patience because there are no shortcuts that you can take when it concerns drying the gourd. In fact, by giving the gourd sufficient time to dry out you will ensure that you getting the desired results are easier.