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JennieMig
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Loofah Seeds to Share

I have some loofah seeds that I can share. Someone at work knew that I was gardening so they brought me in a whole dried loofah and it was FULL of seeds. I'm starting some this weekend indoors on a heating pad, then hopefully they will line my fence :)

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My neighbour grows loofah / luffah very successfully.

He tied some old rope to criss-cross from one side of the fence to the other side to create a canopy-like effect. So the loofah climbed up the fence and is now growing across the ropes. The fruit then hang down in the air-space created, rather than against the actual fence, which may sometimes damage the fruit. Angled loofah wouldn't be so much of a problem, but the smooth variety is less tough. We actually made our own loofah scrubber from one of his fruits :)

Good luck!
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I got 3 seeds in trade earlier this year. Fingers crossed for a successful plant so that I'll have many more seeds next year! I'm gonna baby the crud outta these things to make sure I get one fruit out of it! :roll:
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Jeff, let me know if you need more seed. I have plenty.

Trop, I wish I had an arbor or pergola that they could grow on. The fence is my only option for my space. Maybe next year:-)

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Re: Loofah

JennieMig wrote:I have some loofah seeds that I can share. Someone at work knew that I was gardening so they brought me in a whole dried loofah and it was FULL of seeds. I'm starting some this weekend indoors on a heating pad, then hopefully they will line my fence :)
I would love to have some loofah, what would you like in exchange?

P.S. - I have several herbal seeds, so if you need anything in that area I would be happy to trade you ;)

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Hey Barefoot, send me a message with your mailing address and I'll get them out to you. I'm all out of growing room for now so I don't need anything, maybe next growing season:-)

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Hey Barefoot, I got your message and will be mailing them out this weekend. I started mine in regular potting soil 2 seeds each in 3 inch peat pots inside the house. I kept them moist and after about 3 days they started popping up. Then I moved them outside, still in the peat pots, and they're growing well. They are sitting in a glass baking dish, and I keep about 1/2 inch of water in the bottom. I bring them in at night because I have got a rogue raccoon that has been wreaking havok in my yard the last week or so. :x

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JennieMig wrote:Hey Barefoot, I got your message and will be mailing them out this weekend. I started mine in regular potting soil 2 seeds each in 3 inch peat pots inside the house. I kept them moist and after about 3 days they started popping up. Then I moved them outside, still in the peat pots, and they're growing well. They are sitting in a glass baking dish, and I keep about 1/2 inch of water in the bottom. I bring them in at night because I have got a rogue raccoon that has been wreaking havok in my yard the last week or so. :x
ok, I may have to try it that way...last year I planted them in my small herb garden (this is the garden I do my annuals in) and it took over the whole thing. Put pots sound good too. Racoons are cute until they come to do the devils work on your garden :x LOL

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Good luck with your luffa. You both have longer growing seasons so you won't have the problem I had last year, which was that they just started to flower whne the frost came and killed them all. I posted photos of the way the two plants were getting ready to swallow the garage in [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=156185#156185]this thread[/url].

This year, I started the seeds extra early with the result that now, they are trying to vine (first tendrils are out) but they can't be planted outside until next month! :roll:

If these guys fail this year, can I contact you for some seeds since these two are my last seeds.... :wink:

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Jeff, let me know if you need more seed. I have plenty.

Trop, I wish I had an arbor or pergola that they could grow on. The fence is my only option for my space. Maybe next year:-)

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Hey barefoot, let me know if those seeds ever made it 8)

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JennieMig wrote:Hey barefoot, let me know if those seeds ever made it 8)
I did receive them...thank you so much...I never expected to get so many. I will plant most of them, but save some for next year!!! Let me know if I can supply you with anything ;) !!!!

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hey Jennie if you still have some loofah seeds i would love to have some.
i have some albizia julibrissin tree seeds if you are interested :D
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Loofah seeds

If you still have seeds, I'd be thrilled to get some.

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Hey guys sorry for the delay, I've been out of town. I still have seeds. Send me a pm with your addresses and ill mail them out:-)

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I PM'ed you. Let me know! THanksss!
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