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How to Grow Your Own Luffa Sponges

How to Grow Your Own Luffa Sponges

Jakukyo Friel via Flickr

Jakukyo Friel via Flickr

The luffa plant is a cucurbit, a group of plants including gourds, pumpkins, and cucumbers. Start your seeds indoors around March. Water the plant during periods of drought, then be patient. They’ll grow prolifically during the long, hot, summer days and slow during cool periods. Their bright yellow flowers will catch your attention for sure. The gourds, once they start appearing, will grow extremely fast. Let them continue to grow until they dry on the vine as shown on luffa.info, or harvest them just before your first frost.

Growing your own loofahs is fun and rewarding. The plants are quite vigorous once they get established. They grow on vines that can reach 30 feet(9m) in length. A strong supporting trellis is a must. Chain link fence and lattice works great. The more support points the better really! Find out how to grow your own luffa sponges over at luffa.info via the link below….

How to Grow Your Own Luffa Sponges

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