How to Save This Year's Gourds for Next Year

Gourds dry beautifully and can be used for many years for decorating. The process is really easy! Every year after Thanksgiving I put my fresh gourds in my dehumidfied basement and forget about them until the next fall. Then I clean them, stain them, and they are then ready to be used forever.
A bowl of dried gourds.
Lovely shine on this dried gourd.
The mold shown here rubs off and after being stained, this dried gourd will be gorgeous.

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