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Gourd 'Russian Dolls' - Kew for Kids Children's Seeds

Lagenaria siceraria, Calabash Gourd

Half-hardy Annual

Unusual, doll-shaped gourds that can be harvested at various sizes, dried and painted to your own design, creating a family of Russian dolls.NOT EDIBLE - Use acrylic paints to create your own designs.

Ideal For:
walls and fences, ground cover
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
Sowing Months:
March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (10 seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 3 days
    • £1.59
Sow March to April in pots of moist seed compost.1cm (0.5in) deep. Place in a propagator or warm place, and keep at a constant temperature of between 20-25C (68-77F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination will usually take 7-21 days. When at the 2 leaf stage, transplant seedlings on into 13cm (5in) pots and grow on in well-lit conditions.Can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed.

Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 60cm (24in) apart.

For best results, provide a deep, rich, well-drained soil in full sun.

Caution: not edible

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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