Birdhouse gourds make great birdhouses. Once cured, these hard-shelled gourds will last indefinitely and can be painted, carved, cut, or drilled as you would do with wood for literally hundreds of craft projects. They can be made into pots, planters, bowls, toys, and even hanging baskets. (Instructions for making a birdhouse inside packet.) The 15′ to 35′ vines can be grown along the ground or up a VERY STURDY trellis or fence. Crop time is 140 days.