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A look at growing gourds common in early America. Includes information on harvesting, drying and preparing gourds for use as containers and utensils. Sketches show how to make a bottle, a dish, a funnel, a wastebasket, a dipper and a birdhouse or feeder from gourds.
AMERICANA Sep-Oct 1977 (v.5#4) pg. 52

Southwest motifs are painted on dried gourds and papier-mache replicas.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1993 (v.71#9) pg. 66

Make dried gourd baskets with laced-up rims.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1995 (v.73#9) pg. 81

Gourds made gorgeous. How to plant, harvest and dry gourds and turn them into a bird feeder or planter.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1999 (v.77#12) pg. 172

Technique for cleaning, drying, woodburning, painting and hollowing-out to form a decorative gourd.
CHIP CHATS Sep-Oct 1998 (v.45#5) pg. 67

Introduction to the various styles of gourds and tips on cleaning, drying, decorating, and using them for various purposes.
CHIP CHATS Jan-Feb 1999 (v.46#1) pg. 114

Raising gourds for use as birdhouses.
COUNTRYSIDE Apr 1980 (v.64#4) pg. 22

How to cure gourds.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1991 (v.75#4) pg. 30

How to make birdhouses from gourds. Includes details on harvesting and drying the gourds.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1993 (v.77#2) pg. 75

How to grow loofa (luffa) sponge gourds.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 1996 (v.80#3) pg. 30

How to raise lagenaria gourds. Covers curing them and cutting them to make vases, a birdhouse and a bowl.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #69 Jun 1979 (v.6#9) pg. 48

How to make vases and decorative objects from gourds.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1974 (v.4#5) pg. 64

Napkin rings made from the neck section of a dipper gourd.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1978 (v.9#6) pg. 32, 75

An assortment of decorative ways to use gourds. (1) Pomanders, (2) carved planter, (3) woodburned tree ornaments, (4) a rattle, (5) a drum, and (6) a necklace.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1979 (v.10#9) pg. 28

Getting started in gourd craft. Covers tools and equipment used. How to grow, cure and clean gourds. Tips for cutting, sawing, carving, coloring and finishing.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1979 (v.10#9) pg. 34

Tips on how to prepare gourds for painting.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1993 (v.20#1) pg. 23

How to prepare gourds for painting on them.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1995 (v.22#6) pg. 8

Tips on drying gourds and using them for pots, birdhouses, ladles, etc.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 8 1982 (v.95#8) pg. 107

Experimental archaeological gardening. A description of growing traditional Indian varieties of squash, corn and gourds in the high plains of southwestern Colorado in a manner similar to that used by the Anasazi a thousand years ago.
FINE GARDENING #1 May-Jun 1988 pg. 56

Growing and crafting gourds. Advice on harvesting and curing. Tips on getting started in gourd craft.
FINE GARDENING #22 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 64
Added Info FINE GARDENING #24 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 6

A look at favorite gourds of India that can be grown in the Boston area. Includes trumpet gourd, bitter gourd, Luffa sponge gourd and serpent gourd.
FLOWER & GARDEN Mar 1979 (v.23#3) pg. 28

How to harvest and prepare luffa gourd sponges.
FLOWER & GARDEN Sep 1979 (v.23#9) pg. 8

Bottle gourds make easy birdhouses.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1983 (v.27#2) pg. 92

How to grow and preserve gourds, with directions for making a wren house, flower vase, trinket box and dipper.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1985 (v.29#3) pg. 40

How to raise loofa gourds. Includes instructions for harvesting and processing them into "sponges."
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1986 (v.30#2) pg. 66

How to grow a loofa sponge, the dried spongelike inside of a Luffa aegyptiaca gourd.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1991 (v.35#2) pg. 47

Goofy, ghoulish gourds. Dried bottle gourds are painted to create three characters. (1) Bitty bird. (2) Granny goose. (3) Wacky witch.
FLOWER & GARDEN [CRAFTS EDITION] Sep-Oct 1997 (v.41#5) pg. 12

Tips on growing and curing birdhouse gourds (Lagenaria siceraria).
GARDEN GATE #22 Aug 1998 pg. 38

Make a pair of painted gourd maracas.
HANDMADE #9 Summer 1983 (v.3#2) pg. 94, 83

How to make gourds into vases. Covers harvesting, curing, preparing, and decorating the gourds.
HANDMADE #20 Fall 1985 pg. 40

Growing bottle gourds for eating as well as their ornamental value.
HARROWSMITH #60 Apr-May 1985 (v.9#6) pg. 82

The amazing luffa. How to grow luffa gourds and dry them for use as a sponge.
HERB COMPANION Jun-Jul 1991 (v.3#5) pg. 53

How to raise a luffa gourd. Includes instructions for harvesting and preparing them as sponges.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 42

Hordes of gourds. How to grow hard-shelled varieties for a multitude of uses.
HORTICULTURE Nov 1993 (v.71#9) pg. 60

Advice on when and how to harvest Luffa cylindrica to make sponges.
HORTICULTURE Jun-Jul 1996 (v.74#6) pg. 10

How to dry and decorate gourds and make them into bowls and utensils.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Spring 1978 (v.23#1) pg. 132, 194

How to grow gourds for profit. Includes tips on drying and decorating gourds.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #50 Mar-Apr 1978 pg. 164

Bird feeders and baths to make from gourds.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #62 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 172

How to raise and use luffa gourds.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #68 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 126

A look at some unusual vegetables you can grow. Includes amaranth, tampala, cardoon, celeriac, celtuce, chervil, collards, corn salad, daikon, fennel, elephant garlic, gobo, ground cherry, Japanese eggplant, lentils, luffa, mustard, rocket, safflower, salsify, skirret, sorrel, upland cress and witloof chicory.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1977 (v.24#3) pg. 162

How to raise ornamental gourds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1978 (v.25#4) pg. 106

Tip: How to cure a luffa gourd for use as a sponge.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1979 (v.26#2) pg. 27

Tip: How to dry luffa gourds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1982 (v.29#11) pg. 16

How to dry and clean the luffa gourd to produce a natural vegetable sponge.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1983 (v.30#2) pg. 120
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1983 (v.30#4) pg. 4

Preserving gourds the easy way.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1983 (v.30#4) pg. 104

Control the shape of your home-grown gourds by wrapping with tape.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1985 (v.32#7) pg. 16

Tip: How to dry and make a sponge from the fibrous interior of a luffa gourd.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1988 (v.35#11) pg. 18

Easy technique for curing luffa gourds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1990 (v.37#7) pg. 83

Simple method for using gourds as birdhouses without removing the seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1990 (v.37#8) pg. 69

How to grow ornamental, hard-shelled and luffa or sponge gourds. Includes steps for turning a luffa into a usable sponge.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1992 (v.39#3) pg. 32
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1992 (v.39#5) pg. 8

Great gourds. Growing guidelines for hardshell gourds (Lagenaria siceraria). How to harvest, cure, clean and make them into craft items. Plans for birdhouses made from gourds included.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov-Dec 1997 (v.44#8) pg. 48

How to create personalized pumpkins or gourds by etching a design on the surface.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1998 (v.45#7) pg. 68

How to grow luffa, the gourd who's fruit can be used as a bath sponge.
SUNSET Apr 1978 (v.160#4) pg. 278

How to train melons, squash, and gourds to grow on trellises.
SUNSET Jun 1980 (v.164#6) pg. 81

Handmade rhythm instruments from Africa, South America, and Central America are made from coconuts and gourds.
SUNSET Nov 1983 (v.171#5) pg. 206

Glow gourds. Dried gourds are drilled with holes and lighted with low-profile mini-flashlights wrapped in tissue paper to make lanterns.
SUNSET Oct 1986 (v.177#4) pg. 102

Great gourds. How to grow and dry hard-shell gourds (Lagenaria siceraria) for craft purposes.
SUNSET May 1992 (v.188#5) pg. 65

Gourd artistry. A technique for painting gourds with versions of petroglyph and Native American designs.
SUNSET Nov 1994 (v.193#5) pg. 114

Tips on decorating hardshelled gourds by painting them as characters or animals, with decoupage, inks or woodburning. Includes tips on growing and drying lagenaria gourds.
WORKBASKET Sep 1987 (v.52#10) pg. 44