How to dry gourds
Speckled Swan Gourd Seeds
Just the gourd to grow for a child's class, a craft project, or holiday decorating, Speckled Swan is indeed shaped just like a full-bodied, long-necked swan. The neck even produces a small terminal bulb just before the tem, suggesting a head!This green lagenaria gourd grows easily and in great abundance. Now you can have your own "seven swans a-swimming" just in time for the holidays!Sow seeds directly in full sun after the soil has warmed. Train the vine onto a trellis or fence to save space a…
Drying gourds tips and leather dyes: Allow gourd to soak in water, dish soap, & bleach for an hour before you do any scrubbing. Use steel wool pad to scrub the skin of the gourd. For your first cut, carve out a large hole in the bottom of the gourd. Remove the circle you just cut and get a bag ready to throw away the insides. Apply leather dye, which is very popular for gourd crafts. This dye is very easy to use, and it stains the gourd but still allows the natural markings to show through.
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