It was a freezing cold morning here in Whanganui today, with frost in sheltered places. Not good weather for a gourd plant to be outside in, but a lovely sunny day will follow. If you have already planted your seedlings out into the garden, check to see if they survived that cold snap. There won’t be much plant growth going on just yet. Gourds like the temperature to be around 20 degrees, and then they will shoot away.
Frost has its uses. It kills off the little pests waiting to attack your garden.