Some time ago I wrote a blog (Mrs. Angloswiss and the Beanstalk) describing my incredible decorative gourd plant which was growing from one single surviving seed, the other 20 seeds being lunch, dinner and breakfast for a snail invasion.
Now the weather has become snail hostile and they have disappeared, so my magical decorative gourds have been able to develop and grow. At the moment I have three large samples. Daily I find new flowers and who knows, I may have a record harvest eventually, although I fear that the climbing support may crumble under the weight.
Above you can see the first gourd that appeared. In the meanwhile two more have been noticed. I don’t think they are edible, but am not sure. They are supposed to be decorative, so who knows what will develop. I just thought I would keep you all in the picture. I must now go as I have to feed them with my mystery mixture and give them to drink. Up to now they are happy with water, but I think I will now have to start mixing the water with some fertiliser. Tomorrow in the garden centre in the supermarket I will ask if they stock special food and drink for growing gourds.