Plant: After last frost

Luffa aegyptiaca

25 seeds/pack |  120-140 days |  Heirloom

This vining plant produces two-foot long sponges. Let dry on the vine then skin and remove the seeds. We then cut the long sponges into 3-4 inch pieces for household use; bath, dishes, etc. Luffa is a very vigorous vine the that will run 10-15 feet. To trellis or not to trellis, that is the question. Either way is fine. Just beware that it will crawl all over whatever is next to it. This year we're planting it near mammoth sunflowers that we hope will provide a climbing support.