WHAT HAPPENED TO MY BITTER GOURD?

This evening while having a bite to eat in the conservatory, Ian all of a sudden noticed something about the bitter gourd. The other day I had taken away the four other gourd plants that had done nothing all summer and were obviously not going to produce any gourds. Because I have been busy with other stuff today I had not noticed that something was happening with the gourd, and happening it was! First thing we noticed was the change in colour, from green to yellow, this had happened very fast, then the fact that the bottom of the gourd had split open, and red seeds were to be seen. Amazed, I had never expected the gourd to act in this way, I was planning to harvest it some day soon, maybe I waited too long. What a surprise it was. I better make a note of this for my next year’s management of growing gourds. Well it was my first time growing them, and I only got one female flower which in turn became this particular gourd. I’m very glad to have been able to follow it’s development even despite this surprising end šŸ™‚
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11 thoughts on “WHAT HAPPENED TO MY BITTER GOURD?

      1. True! I am planning to harvest some of my own cucuzzi gourds very soon and will find out how good or not they are..

        The way your bitter gourd split open was very much like a ripe wild cucumber fruit. I’ll have to post photos of that when it happens.

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