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Hi All,

Not to ask too stupid a question, but if gourds are
not editable, what are they used for? Are they
toxic?

-T

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On 2020-09-30 15:40, wrote:
On Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:20:56 -0700, T wrote:

Hi All,

Not to ask too stupid a question, but if gourds are
not editable, what are they used for? Are they
toxic?

-T



Purple martin bird houses.

http://www.birdwatching.com/tips/purplemartins.html

John T.


And they only nest in human provided housing. Hmmm.
They'd better eat a lot of mosquitoes!
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On 9/30/2020 6:20 PM, T wrote:
Hi All,

Not to ask too stupid a question, but if gourds are
not editable, what are they used for?* Are they
toxic?

-T


Some are edible:

https://www.livestrong.com/article/5...to-eat-gourds/
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On Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:20:56 -0700, T wrote:

Hi All,

Not to ask too stupid a question, but if gourds are
not editable, what are they used for? Are they
toxic?

-T



Purple martin bird houses.

http://www.birdwatching.com/tips/purplemartins.html

John T.

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On 2020-09-30 15:39, Frank wrote:
On 9/30/2020 6:20 PM, T wrote:
Hi All,

Not to ask too stupid a question, but if gourds are
not editable, what are they used for?* Are they
toxic?

-T


Some are edible:

https://www.livestrong.com/article/5...to-eat-gourds/


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T wrote:
Hi All,

Not to ask too stupid a question, but if gourds are
not editable, what are they used for? Are they
toxic?


seeds, containers, and somewhat edible.

we grew them once here. i much prefer their
edible cousins the squash.


songbird
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On Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 10:05:56 AM UTC-4, songbird wrote:
T wrote:
Hi All,

Not to ask too stupid a question, but if gourds are
not editable, what are they used for? Are they
toxic?

seeds, containers, and somewhat edible.

we grew them once here. i much prefer their
edible cousins the squash.


songbird


My neighbor grew birdhouse gourds this year. She brought over a dozen for me to make birdhouses. They're drying in the attic at the moment.

Paul
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On Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 10:05:56 AM UTC-4, songbird wrote:
T wrote:
Hi All,

Not to ask too stupid a question, but if gourds are
not editable, what are they used for? Are they
toxic?

seeds, containers, and somewhat edible.

we grew them once here. i much prefer their
edible cousins the squash.


songbird

I used to grow luffas for eating. Picked small, breaded and fried they are similar to summer squash and very productive. The old folks here call them "vining okra".
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Stephen Peek wrote:
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I used to grow luffas for eating. Picked small, breaded and fried they are similar to summer squash and very productive. The old folks here call them "vining okra".


haha! good to know. at least at that stage you
don't have to worry about them scrubbing out your
intestines...

have a bucket of small squash to clean out and bake
today. mostly they are for seeds or at least i hope the
seeds are developed enough. if i procrastinate long
enough i may end up doing it this evening... i feel a
nap coming on...


songbird


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