Jack and the Beanstalk
A few years ago while shopping at our local nursery I came across some ornamental gourd plants, which claimed to grow a variety of shapes and colors on one plant. Wasn’t sure I believed it, but couldn’t resist giving them a try.
Low and behold, by the end of the summer I had a collection of miniature gourds in all different shapes and colors. They were great for Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations.
I have planted these every year since with varying success. (I am not the world’s greatest gardener!) This year I bought three plants. Only one survived, but it is growing at an impressive rate. I feel like Jack and the Beanstalk! I have been taking photos every few days to record its progress.
It is not very happy with our recent heat wave, and I wish I could have planted it in a shadier spot, but I am keeping it well watered and hope for a good harvest if I can just keep the vine alive for a few more weeks.