Luffa (Loofah) “Dishrag” Gourd
$3.00 – $6.00
Grow your own dish rags and bath sponges!
Can be picked young and steamed or stir-fried/sautéed, with an outcome similar to summer squash, or allowed to mature into biodegradable/compostable dish or body sponges. Good Housekeeping has good planting advice.
Trellis plants for straight fruit.
Luffa Trivia: According to Fedco Seeds (our seed source), luffas have been used to make soundproof wall boarding, to insulate army helmets, to stuff mattresses and saddles and even to make filters for steam engines and diesel motors!