Gourds, in the flesh

Some portraits of the gourds, with 3D printed and dyed custom speaker grills. These were printed by my friends at 3D Systems, big supporters of my project. They are printed in a nylon polymer.real_gourd_00

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Gourd grow: full box

Transplanted 3 other seedlings. Here they are with a Lobeegerm_00


Gourd grow: transplant

I moved the germinated sprout out into the planter box in the garden. Tonight will be its 1st night in the wild.
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Gourd grow: friends

Wow! After a couple of hot, sunny days, several seedlings join our 1st sprout.IMG_4688

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Gourd grow: another leaf

A second leaf on the 1st seedling.¬†All the other seeds are lagging…will they ever come up?IMG_4682


Gourd grow: 1st sprout

It’s been colder and wetter here in Brooklyn, a bit unusual for July. But we have 1 sprout.IMG_4667

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Gourd grow: planter box

I made a future home for the gourds out of scrap wood, and filled it with dirt. Some of the dirt is from a Brooklyn chicken coop, full of poopy goodness.IMG_4623
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