Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Like most gourds, the Dipper can be left in a cool dry place for 6 months to a year. The flesh will rot, mold and eventually dry up leaving behind a woody, waterproof shell that can be sanded and used like a ladle. Just saw off the top of the bulbous section and clean out the seeds. They also make a great scoop for animal feed.
GRIT Magazine post on Birdhouse Gourds.
To learn more about different pumpkin, gourd and squash varieties, visit the Iron Oak Farm Pumpkin Page.