|I would like to attach pieces of gourds together for bird houses/outdoor projects and would love some ideas about what type of glue would both hold the pieces together and withstand upstate NY weather? --Candice|
E6000 Medium viscosity Industrial Strength Adhesive clear.is what I and another person use for many gourd and other crafts. The product description on Amazon.com includes that it adheres to all woods, metals, concrete, masonry, ceramics, rubbers, glass & plastics. It is abrasion resistant, waterproof, flexible and paintable.
|Sometimes when using leather dye there is a metallic sheen which disappears whethe gourd is sealed; is there any product that will preserve the irridescent color? -- Aleta in WA|
|Many of my gourd-lings have
started turning brown and wither and die. It seems as if this happens
when about the size of a grape - and the browning seems to initiate from
the flower bud end. Is anyone familar with this and the solution?
-- Vikkie in Ohio
What's going on with my baby gourds? About mid-summer, most of the new gourd babies (just as the bloom) all start to die. -- Sandra in Utah
|This year my gourds were attacked by ?. The stems at the ground turned brown and looked like possibly something was chewing on them, then the leaves started to die. (Gerry in south Alabama, near Florida 's west border)|
|I often find that the Gourds cure out with very thin shells, or soft shells. How can I grow Gourds with thicker shells ?|
|What fertilizer is best for improving the quality of Gourds in Tennessee ?|
|I have a lot of trouble deciding how to price my gourds. Other gourders have suggested an hourly rate of $10 or more. Some of my smaller gourds (4” x 4” approx.) will take up to 10 hours to complete and the large ones 10” or more may take up to 30 or 40 hours. That makes them pretty pricey. I do a lot of detail work whether I’m doing woodburning, painting or colored pencil so I want to get something for my time. Any other pricing suggestions? -- Pam|
|Why do many of my gourds have the white interior coating in them that's so hard to clean out? What can I do to prevent this? -- Ronda in Illinois|