Wednesday, November 21, 2012
We are drying gourds at Crest Avenue. I bought these at the Cheverly Farmer's Market the weekend before Halloween. I have placed them on newspaper and I turn them periodically. I think to speed up the drying process, I will move them to metal drying racks. That way the air can circulate all around them and help speed up the process. Some will dry and others will not. If you see mold forming on the outside, scrape it off and continue to let the gourd dry. Mold is formed as the gourds release moisture. If a soft spot forms, throw the gourd out. You will know when they are completely dry when you hear the seeds rattling when you shake it. They are most fragile once they are dried, so handle with care.
John Newman is a Certified Interior Designer and Blogger. He began his first blog, Welcome to Crest Avenue, in July 2011 which was an overwhelming success. In his new blog, At Home with John Newman, readers are again taken on a daily adventure through the interior space and outdoor gardens of his home on Dewey Street. Frequent visits to the kitchen are also popular among readers. His personal recipes, which can be found on the blog, are filled with a variety of delectable delights which he encourages all who visit to prepare for family and quests. John enjoys interacting with his readers, so send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.