Why grow gourds? Experts discuss the benefits

Why grow gourds? As thoughts begin to turn to fall, you may be asking yourself what you can achieve from planting decorative staples. But its benefits are abundant, especially at this point in the year.

While you may already know when to plant pumpkins (and the pros behind this winter squash), the benefits of gourds are less well-known. Despite being used decoratively over Halloween, this plant is, in some ways, less synonymous with the season than its pumpkin counterpart. But its benefits stretch far beyond its aesthetic value.