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Luffa Gourd Seeds bin47C

Luffa Gourd Seeds
Nope. Luffa sponges do not grow in water. You can grow them in your own garden. Vines are sprawling and need plenty of area to grow, often reaching 30 foot in length. They can be eaten when the fruit is 8" or less, as you would any other squash or gourd. Luffas set very late in the season, with the first luffas often times not showing up at all until autumn. But once the fruits start showing up, the vines can be surprisingly productive.

Cold hardiness zones 8a and up.

 Sow gourd seeds 1/2" deep, and 8 to 12 inches apart along a fence or trellis as soon as the ground is warm enough to work and all danger of frost has passed in spring. To facilitate germination, scrape the seed coat with a file or allow seeds to soak for at least 24 hours. Seeds are very slow to sprout so gardeners should not lose faith. In cold hardiness zone 8a and below, seeds should be started 4-6 weeks before last expected frost.