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Sharing a fence, neighborhood gardening.

Posted by west_gardener (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 3, 13 at 20:25

We live in the suburbs with regulation 6' fences. Our next door neighbor is an avid and fantastic back yard gardener.
She plants gourd plants every year (for 32 years). Her plants creep over our common fence and we harvest her crop together.
Lol, this year, both of us had a surprise when we pulled back the vines and and found a nearly 4' gourd. See the yard stick.
Oh, I can't help it, Sometimes the gourd is bigger on the other side of the fence. Lol.


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RE: Sharing a fence, neighborhood gardening.

  • Posted by mwheel East. WV-Z.6 (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 3, 13 at 21:19

LOL is right, wg. That's quite a gourd; hope its size doesn't mess up the taste. I like yellow squash, especially if it's sautéed with some onion and green pepper,


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RE: Sharing a fence, neighborhood gardening.

She gives most of her gourds to the Boy Scouts and they make bird houses with them. I guess this one could be a condo.


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  • Posted by mwheel East. WV-Z.6 (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 4, 13 at 13:12

So, this variety of squash is not necessarily meant fot eating? Guess I thought of squash bird houses as being fat and squatty. Whatever its final use, both food and bird houses are worthy causes! :)


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RE: Sharing a fence, neighborhood gardening.

I don't know much about gourds so I don't know what is edible and what is not.
The most I have grown are mini gourds and mini pumpkins for ornaments.


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  • Posted by mwheel East. WV-Z.6 (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 4, 13 at 19:58

Wg, I'm an idiot! Or don't always comprehend what's printed. You never mentioned squash, at all, only "gourds". I apologize for my total misreading of your--very clear--words!


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RE: Sharing a fence, neighborhood gardening.

mwheel, perhaps your brain translated the whole thing into food thoughts.
I also like squash," especially if it's sautéed with some onion and green pepper," Now I'm getting hungry.


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RE: Sharing a fence, neighborhood gardening.

Ha haha! You can cook gourds?! I didn’t know. Gourds usually have decorative purpose.


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