Grow your gourds.
The gourds can be challenging to grow. They need a long growing season. The best areas to grow these gourds are in the southern United States. However, if you live in the north, you can successfully grow gourds if you know how to head-start plants inside during the winter and spring. You need to start them four weeks before the last frost, and then put them in the garden in late spring in well-prepared fertile soil. Select a sunny, well-drained site because the seeds will rot in cold, wet soil. Make sure your transplants are at least two feet apart. Once the plants start to grow, keep them fertilized with a regular compost top-dressing.