Veg Showcase Luffa (loofah)

Used for personal hygiene.
Basic Growing Tips
  1. Grows in most soil conditions
  2. Can be grown all year (under certain conditions)
  3. Grows best in full sun
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Kasalia

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Kasalia submitted a new Showcase Item:

Luffa (loofah)

Luffas mainly grown for the dry product, although can be eaten while small.

Look like large cucumbers when growing, and when mature turn a brown colour skin, in fact you would think they were rotting.

Skin is peeled back and dried, whereby you then shake a multitude of seeds out.

Can be bleached if they are too brown on the inside, but normally cream coloured.

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Wanda

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I’m intrigued, I too thought they were some type of sea sponge. I use them sliced as a soap holder/dryer in the soap dish. When I need to scrub my hands it’s there ready to go. Edible you say? I’ll have to plant some when I get a support frame set up. I’m pretty jealous of Marc’s gourd tunnel and would like to build one of my own. I need to sort out a site for it first.
 
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