- Germination: 20%
- State (Utah) Requirements: 70%
- Suggested Use/s: Gardening
- Special Directions: This seed is -50% below standard. Increase the number of seeds you plant accordingly to make sure you get the growth you envision.
What is "Below Standard Seed"?
Simply put, it is seed that doesn't meet our state's (Utah) germination standard, a standard that varies slightly from seed to seed. Any seed intended for gardening that has a below standard germination rate cannot be sold alongside those that meet the state requirements (which often reflect the national requirements for germination).
We send samples of all our seed to the Utah Department of Agriculture, where they perform several tests to assess the quality of the seed. These state-wide and national seed standards are in line with Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA), which exist to ensure consumers that they are getting the highest quality seed, as advertised. Since this seed doesn't meet the state standard, we mark it as "Below Standard Seed".
Low germination seeds are non-refundable.
Growing Small Gourds Mix Vegetable Garden Seeds - Below Standard - Low Germ
- Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
- Days to Maturity: 90-120 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-12
- Planting Depth: 1”
- Plant Spacing: 60”
- Row Spacing: 8’
- Growth Habit: Vine
- Soil Preference: Well-drained soil with a pH between 6 and 7
- Temp Preference: 70℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Susceptible to rot and mildew
- Color: Green, white, and yellow
Gourd seeds can be sown directly outdoors by planting one inch deep with five feet between plants and eight feet between rows. While growing, be sure not to overwater, as doing so can cause rot and mildew to spread throughout the vine. When the Gourds are ready to be harvested, the stems will turn yellow and can be cut off the vine.
Gourds are primarily used for decoration and autumn decor. Small gourds are the perfect filler. Try this as a centerpiece. Get a bowl that is low and wide. Place gourds in a bowl with some other fall accents like pine cones and mini pumpkins. Your centerpiece is set! This festive and natural centerpiece and happily decompose in your compost bin after the fall season.
Small Gourds Mix Benefits:
Gourds primarily serve a decorative purpose. Why grow one type when you could have a variety? A variety of gourds will look more interesting displayed throughout your home. Additionally, small gourds take up less space in the garden. Typically there are fewer rotting and mildew issues because smaller gourds get better circulation.
A mix of small gourds. No two bags of seeds will be alike!
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 lb - Approximately 13,600 Seeds
- 25 lb Approximately 340,000 Seeds