The gourds that were planted at the beginning of July are growing well. Cultivars planted include: Tennessee Dancing Gourd, Birdhouse Gourd, Big Apple Gourd, Mayo Bule Gourd, Bushel Basket Gourd, and Zucca Giant Gourd. Blue Hubbard Squash was planted at the ends of each row as a trap crop. All gourd and squash seeds were purchased at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Drip irrigation is being used on each row in combination with plastic mulch. Landscape fabric was added between rows to assist with weeds control.
Pumpkins, Sunflowers, Glass Gem Corn and Indian Popcorn have also been added to the west side of the plot.