October 18, 2017
Cleaning the outside of gourds can seem like a daunting task. But if you order them from Welburn Gourd Farm, you'll see that they're actually easy to clean.
To clean Welburn gourds, just soak them in water for 10 or 15 minutes, then scrub them with a stainless steel pot scrubber (we've found that's what works best!).
No soap is needed, although you may need to place something on top of the gourds (like a wet towel) to keep them submerged since they do float!
The reason Welburn Gourds are easier to clean is because of the climate. When gourds are growing, they have a wax-like skin, which protects them until they are dry. In climates OTHER than ours in Southern California, this skin can become baked on in the drying process, making the gourd VERY difficult to clean!
Of course, when you order Welburn Gourds online or over the phone for mail order, they are already cleaned on the outside and ready to craft! (We only ship pre-washed gourds in order to guarantee quality and inspect for cracks or blemishes.)
Watch this video to see how easy it is to clean a Welburn Gourd!
February 28, 2018