Spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner. The soil outside is warming up nicely, so now is a good time to plant gourd seeds. You can get them started in a sheltered spot. Use good quality seed raising mix and individual pots, or divided punnets, with one seed per chamber or per pot. When the plants have about 6 leaves, they can be transplanted outside into a sunny position where they can sprawl over the ground, or grow up a support, such as a fence a log or stump, or a trellis.