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Inside Gourd and Gourd Insides

August 15, 2010
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I am just too impatient and curious now; I can’t leave them alone.

First, the Inside Gourd:

I snipped a small one from the trellis that is one of the older ones; it hasn’t grown at all for weeks so I expect that it has a sufficiently thick shell. It is now hanging in the sun room drying:

Second, the Gourd Insides:

I noticed one of the immature gourds on the severely wilted part of the vine had developed a pucker mark on it. It appeared to be collapsing as it dried; I decided this one was doomed regardless and would be a good dissection candidate. I guess this is what happens if the gourd isn’t allowed to stay on the (healthy) vine long enough to grow a thick shell.

Anyway, here you go.

First the outside of the halved gourd, including the obvious puckered dimple that was developing:

And the inside- the pulp was drying out in the top, hence the dimple I suppose.

That’s all….

(I’m certain all the valuable knowledge presented in in this post will change the lives of everyone fortunate enough to view it. )

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 15, 2010 9:07 pm

    Out of curiosity, what are your plans for the gourds?

  2. August 15, 2010 9:37 pm

    I was going to try my hand at making birdhouses and hosting some bug eaters in the area next year.

  3. August 15, 2010 9:45 pm

    Cool! I look forward to reading those posts.

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