Those great big gourds grown over last summer are almost all dry now with the seeds rattling around inside. So that was four months of drying time. Soon I will clean them up and then decide what to do with them!
Gourds need a really long growing season to build up a nice thick shell. Ideally, your plants can go out into the ground now, but Its not too late to plant gourd seeds for the summer. I’ve just put 12 seeds into water to soak for a day. Tomorrow I will put them between damp paper-towels in the hot water cupboard to hasten the sprouting.