You do mean next spring right? Gourds are like pumpkins and typically will vine all over the place, need lots of sun and fair amount of moisture when growing the fruits, though I think maybe a little more tolerant than pumpkins and squash.
If it's not a big fruited variety, they can be grown up a trellis. Larger fruited ones will need sturdy trellis or fence to grow vertically, and slings to support the fruits.
If uncertain of the time it takes to fruit and mature, you may want to start the seeds early indoors to give them a head start -- about a week to two weeks before the last average frost -- in pint size or larger containers and carefully slip them out to plant outside after no more than two true leaves have grown. Check out my threads about pre-germinating -- I find doing this works well with all cucurbits.
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