Gourds can be a fun addition to any garden. I’ve discovered they look pretty cool if you stain them:
1.) Wait till the gourd is fully grown, pick it, and hang it up to dry for a few weeks.
2.) When the gourd has fully dried out, lightly sand the outside with a smooth piece of sand paper.
3.) Paint on your favorite stain (I like cherry), and allow it to dry.
4.) You can optionally add a clear coat layer when the stain is dry.
When it is dry, the gourd will look like a really old antique globe.