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Long Handle Dipper Gourd
Let your imagination go wild and craft something from nature after growing this uniquely shaped gourd. Once dried the gourds are perfect to make a birdhouse, dipper, ornament, spoon, utensil, lamp, water bottle or come up with your own vision. This white flowered annual vine is fun to grow and fast growing from seed. The long curvy necks with the nice round ends can be made into dippers or ladles after being dried.
Gourd plants are extremely vigorous and require a long, warm growing season, from 95 to 120 days for full maturity.
Gourds are ready for harvest when the stems dry and turn brown. Harvest before a frost. It can take from 1 to six months depending on the size of the gourd Clean and dry the outside surface Place the clean gourd in a dark, well ventilated area for about a week. Be sure the gourds do not touch each other Discard fruits that show signs of decay or soft spots The outer skin of the gourd should now be dry The inside must now be dried which can take 1 to six months Keep gourds in a dark, well ventilated area and wipe away any mold that appears As long as the gourd is hard all is well When the gourd feels light and you can hear seeds rattling inside it is ready for your craft projects, carving, painting, waxing, or whatever you imagination comes up with
Note: It is normal for seed germination to be sporadic from as little as 7 days to 2 months or more- so patience is required.
Buyers should do their own research for plant uses.
We thank you for your support of rare and naturally grown seeds!
About Returns- All orders are photographed before leaving our facility for quality assurance -All returns will be reviewed. Should you need to make a return---Item must be returned in brand new unopened, without seal broken, undamaged, unused condition- in original packaging. If seeds are removed - refund will be void and venue notified. NO exceptions.
BE PREPARED - Tropical Seed can be somewhat difficult to germinate - much patience and time may be required - please don't be wondering why the seeds have not germinated after short periods of time. This is normal. Several months will be needed for some seed. Read growing instructions enclosed in your order for complete details.
Some seeds require some experience in growing. We provide germination guidance and recommend that you do some research before ordering if you feel unsure. Growing plants from seed is supposed to be fun. Sometimes it is successful and sometimes not- this is the way it is with gardening. Because we are not there to plant them, we cannot be responsible for germination failure due to improper planting or climate conditions. We will always send you viable seeds
This widely adaptable plant can be used for a wide range of uses including, standard growing as well as the greenhouse or houseplant. It makes the perfect patio plant but, will need protection from frost. Keep well watered until established.
Each seed pack you buy from us is: Properly labeled and packaged in individual packs. Each label has information specific to the seed you are buying!
We have been in the garden - seed business for over 40 years and were one of the first to sell seeds on the internet many years ago. We will give you quality seed and service. We will be there for you not only today but down the road from now should you need growing help or more seeds. We thank you in advance for your business.
Note: all seeds are fresh and viable. We will not and can not be responsible for the germination of any seed since everyone has their own methods of starting, growing and planting them. We will only advise you of what we think works best. See below for more information.
It is the buyer’s responsibility to know whether any plant or seed is acceptable or allowable for the area being shipped to. Seller is not responsible for buyer’s use of plant or seeds and any dangers thereof. By purchasing this item buyer accepts this understanding.
Seed is a live product which depends on many important grower skills such as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, watering, light intensity, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, soil conditions, and reasonable weather during the growing period. These factors are totally out of the sellers control, and germination and growing results are the buyer's responsibility and risk.
All 10 seeds arrived quickly and safely. They were nicely packaged to prevent crushing. I'm starting three of them in pots and will see how they do. Thank you!
*Update: I planted them and so far grew two seeds. They're both strong and healthy! The remaining seeds will be saved.
We package and ship your purchase in a fast, professional and efficient manner. Please be aware once it leaves our facility it is up to the shipping service to deliver it to you. The feedback system is not meant for the shipping service which we have no control over. If it is late please be patient for it to arrive and we would appreciate your understanding- it is not in our ability to change.
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Returns & exchanges
We want you to be happy with what you buy from us so we offer you a 7 day - satisfaction guarantee. We offer a full refund or replacement (when possible) Minus shipping costs - for anything you are unhappy with. And if its our fault we cover the shipping! So buy with security!
Returns accepted only if the item is not what was listed or described to be. All refunds are considered on a case-by-case basis. All refunds will not include any and all shipping costs. Shipping costs will only be refunded if the incorrect product was sent or received damaged or defective. Your money will be refunded in the same manner it was paid.
Notice to all buyers: Terms of sale- the placement of an order by the buyer constitutes an agreement of the following conditions: 1. Serendipity Seeds warrants that the seeds are labeled or identified as required by State and Federal agencies 2. The seeds conform to the label description within tolerances recognized by the industry Limitation of remedy: 1. Our liability is limited in amount to the purchase price of the seed 2. This limitation is regardless of the nature of loss - extent of loss or cause of loss 3. Buyers sole and exclusive remedy is limited to a refund of the purchase price of the seed that the buyer paid 4. Under no circumstances or event are we as the seller, liable for consequential damages 5. No liability whatsoever, shall be asserted unless the buyer reports to Serendipity Seeds by registered mail any complaints withing a reasonable period , not to exceed 30 days from purchase 6. If this is not agreeable, (seeds not accepted on this basis), seeds must be returned and received within and no later than 30 days from purchase date. Seeds must be returned in original unopened original packaging before seed purchase price will be refunded. 7. This is the entire agreement between buyer and seller regarding all liability and warranty. 8. By placing an order and accepting a product, Buyer agrees to all of the terms and conditions. IF YOU BOUGHT SEED: Seed is a live product which depends on many important grower skills such as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, watering, light intensity, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, soil conditions, and reasonable weather during the growing period. These factors are totally out of the sellers control, and germination and growing results are the buyer's responsibility and risk.
Some seeds require some experience in growing. We provide germination guidance and recommend that you do some research before ordering if you feel unsure. Growing plants from seed is supposed to be fun. Sometimes it is successful and sometimes not- this is the way it is with gardening. Because we are not there to plant them, we cannot be responsible for germination failure due to improper planting or climate conditions. We will always send you viable seeds.
Seller cannot be responsible for buyers growing methods or mistakes. All seed sales are final. No refunds or replacements after the 14 days has expired. By clicking the 'buy"' button you are agreeing to these terms. If you have an issue, please contact us through the message system first before leaving feedback. Your satisfaction is our #1 goal!