Easy-to-grow ornamental Gourds add a splash of bright autumn colour to seasonal decorations. Sow seed indoors 4 weeks prior to setting out or plant directly in the garden on hills spaced 100cm (40") apart. Vines can be trained on trellises or allowed to sprawl across the ground. After harvest, clean gourds with soap and water, let them dry thoroughly. Dried Gourds may be preserved by rubbing with floor wax.