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Gourd 'Birdhouse' Seeds

The popular gourd for making bottles, birdhouses and many other useful items; fun to grow.

Availability: Out of stock

  • Buy 3 for $2.25 each and save 10%
  • Buy 5 for $2.00 each and save 20%
All orders are hand-packaged and may take UP TO TWO weeks to arrive.
Thank you for your patience during this time.


The hourglass shape of this heirloom gourd makes it a perfect choice for making birdhouses. This gourd will light up your garden at night with its beautiful white blooms. Once cured, these hard-shelled gourds will last indefinitely and can be painted, carved, cut, or drilled as you would do with wood for literally hundreds of craft projects. They can be made into pots, planters, bowls, toys, hanging baskets, and of course, birdhouses. Very easy and heavy-bearing, the Birdhouse gourd is ideal for families, class projects, and craftspeople of all types!

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Lagenaria siceraria
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/2 in.
When to Sow Indoors 2-4 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
Plant Spacing 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color White/Near White
Bloom Time Late Fall/Early Winter, Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 110-120
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored, Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Seeds Per Pack 10