?anyone tried growing luffa?

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?anyone tried growing luffa?

Postby gavilan » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:03 pm

never tried this before but recently saw one hanging on a fence ... thought to try as looks fascinating ... ?has anyone tried and/or got useful tips?

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Re: ?anyone tried growing luffa?

Postby casita-bonita » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:15 am

Easy to grow. We had, maybe a dozen plants last summer. I would say treat like courgettes or cucumbers but ive never grown either of them.

Planted next to irrigated fruit trees and that was pretty much it. Pick and peel when ready.
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Re: ?anyone tried growing luffa?

Postby Wicksey » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:49 am

Had to Google this .... I see it's loofah! Can you eat it or just use it in the bath?

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Re: ?anyone tried growing luffa?

Postby casita-bonita » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:56 pm

Nothing to eat. Thickish skin, loads of seeds and the loofah skeleton. No use in a hot bath as they go soft almost immediately.
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Re: ?anyone tried growing luffa?

Postby katy » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:02 am

National Trust are growing them.

https://myvolunteering.nationaltrust.or ... bruary2020

Not sure if password is needed, if so try.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knight ... ightshayes


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