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You Can and Should Grow Luffas

By dave
May 18, 2015

It's highly ornamental, bees love it, the fruit is edible and delicious, mature fruits have many household uses, and the plant is easy to grow. What's not to love?

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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
May 27, 2015 10:35 PM CST
Great article Dave. It makes me want to grow luffas Thank You!
I have never heard of "grey salt"
Why do you use grey salt?
Toni
I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 27, 2015 10:46 PM CST
I wondered that too. I buy salt at the organic food store and it is pink. But never heard of gray. Assuming he is referring to color, and not something else?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 28, 2015 5:58 AM CST

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Yes the salt I like to use is gray. It's a mined and unrefined thing. I buy it from Amazon. I can't search for it right now but you should be able to find it there.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
May 31, 2015 10:03 AM CST

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Ok, here it is:

http://www.amazon.com/Celtic-Sea-Salt-Light-Pound/dp/B000TIZ...

It's the Celtic Sea Salt, light grey. I buy it in 5 pounds sacks and that lasts us several years. They also sell it in 1 pound bags for $5. Well worth the price! It is loaded with trace minerals that aren't found in regular refined salt.

Now another salt I use for finishing (not cooking) is Fleur de Sel. http://www.amazon.com/Das-Foods-Guerande--French-Salt/dp/B00... I love this stuff and can't get enough. I sprinkle it on buttered bread, buttered sweet corn, and stuff like that. Superb!

Now all these fancy salts come in pretty big grain sizes. You want a mortar and pestle handle so you can grind them down to the texture you want.

Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
Permaculture Composter Canning and food preservation Bee Lover Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Toni
Jun 1, 2015 8:06 AM CST
@dave Thank you so much for going to the trouble of posting the links. I am definitely going to try some Thank You!
Toni
I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am

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