Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: The Lone Luffa Gourd

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12 comments:

  1. One is better than none! I've never grown them. How do you know when it's ready to harvest?

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  2. That's actually a very interesting gourd.
    Are they particularly difficult to grow?

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  3. MMD - I have no idea! I believe I read that you should wait until the stem is dried out to harvest.

    leslie - i'm really surprised there is only 1 since there are lots of blooms. Maybe I should have read up on how to hand-pollinate?

    alvis - thanks! and thanks for stopping by!

    catsynth - this is the only time I've ever tried to grow these. I ordered seeds from Botanical Interests, soaked them overnight then started them in a coconut fiber pellet. It took a really long time to germinate but other than that, it was easy. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Wow, that is very cool! I was just researching these and wondering if I could grow them in South Dakota. I'm guessing that if you can grow them in Chicago, then I should be fine.

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  5. Hi! The loufa grows very well here in Oklahoma. Been growing them for years and never had a bad season. The vines go everywhere and prety much take over the fence, but make big yellow flowers and hefty loufas in all that direct sun.

    Best wishes,

    Skeeter

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  6. is that were luffa sponges coem from? you can start your own organic bath business.

    happy ww.

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  7. WOW, It's huge! Great close up.

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